Karunya Ramachandran, Rebeca Roldan Genzalez, Hocine Oumeraci, Stefan Schimmels, Matthias Kudella, Koen Van Doorslaer, Julien De Rouck, Tom Versluys, Koen Trouw


This study is based on the data obtained from tests carried out in the Large Wave Flume (Grosser Wellenkanal (GWK)) in Hannover in the frame of a joint research project of Ghent University (Belgium) and Forschungszentrum Küste (FZK, Germany). The goal of the research project is to determine the wave induced loads on vertical storm walls located at the end of overtopped dike, which are designed to protect coastal cities from overtopping and floods. The loads resulting from waves overtopping the dike and impacting the vertical wall as a bore are measured by means of both force and pressure sensors. This paper describes the results of pressure and force records at the vertical wall, including a comparative analysis of the overall forces obtained by pressure integration and force sensors for two different wall setups: Fully blocked wall and partially blocked wall.


storm wall; wave overtopping; overtopping bore; impact loads; layer thickness; residual water layer

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9753/icce.v33.currents.44