Tomohiro Suzuki, Corrado Altomare, Toon Verwaest, Koen Trouw, Marcel Zijlema


In this paper, a numerical wave-flow model SWASH, based on non-linear shallow water equation with non- hydrostatic pressure, is applied to the estimation of wave overtopping over a dike in shallow foreshores. First sensitivity analysis is conducted to see the influence of wave generation, grid size, time window and bottom friction by one-dimensional calculations. After that the SWASH model is validated by comparing results from field measurements in Petten dike in the Netherlands. Due to the stability of the computation, the desired calculation could not be achieved, but an alternative way to calculate wave overtopping including two-dimensional effects is proposed.


SWASH model; wave overtopping; directional spreading; free long waves; shallow foreshores

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