WAVE IMPACT LOADING OF VERTICAL FACE STRUCTURES FOR DYNAMIC STABILITY ANALYSIS - PREDICTION FORMULAE

P. Klammer, A. Kortenhaus, H. Oumeraci

Abstract


Based on impulse theory and experimental investigations on breaking wave kinematics and impact loads, prediction formulae for impact forces have been derived for vertical face breakwaters and further monolithic structures where wave effects dominate design considerations. Hydraulic model tests have been performed to obtain the water mass involved in the impact process and to verify the theoretical results obtained from theory.

Keywords


wave impact; wave force; dynamic stability; stability analysis; force prediction

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