WAVE RUN-UP ON COMPOSITE SLOPES

Thorndike Saville, Jr.

Abstract


A method is presented for determining wave run-up on composite slopes from laboratory- derived curves for single slopes. The method is one of successive approximations and involves replacement of the actual composite slope with a hypothetical single slope obtained from the breaking depth and an estimated run-up value. Comparison of predicted values is made with actual laboratory data.

Keywords


wave runup; laboratory experiments; coastal structure design

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9753/icce.v6.41