Mario Calabrese, Mariano Buccino, Francesco Ciardulli, Pasquale Di Pace, Roberto Tomasicchio, Diego Vicinanza


In 2008 the authors verified the hydraulic stability of a coastal defense project to be built along the NW coast of Sicily (Italy, Tomasicchio et al., 2009). The intervention consisted of shore parallel barriers armored with a relatively new eco-friendly system: ECOPODETM. In that context the idea arose of conducting an exhaustive experimental campaign on the “ hydraulic response “ of these units, including wave run-up , wave overtopping, wave transmission and wave reflection observations. The latter has been performed in 2010 at the LInC Laboratory of University of Naples “Federico II”. In this paper results on wave run-up and reflection are presented and discussed.


Ecopode; wave reflection; wave run-up

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9753/icce.v32.structures.45