UPDATE OF THE EUROTOP MANUAL: NEW INSIGHTS ON WAVE OVERTOPPING

Jentsje W. van der Meer, William Allsop, Tom Bruce, Julien De Rouck, Tim Pullen, Holger Schuttrumph, Peter Troch, Barbara Zanuttigh

Abstract


Quite some new insights on wave overtopping were achieved since the first submission of the EurOtop Manual in 2007, which have now resulted in a second edition of this Manual. A major improvement has been made on the understanding of wave by wave overtopping and tolerable wave overtopping that is connected to it. Many videos are available on the overtopping website that show all kind of overtopping discharges and volumes and may give guidance for the user of the Manual. The EurOtop Neural Network and the EurOtop database are improved and extended versions of the earlier NN and CLASH database. New insights and prediction formulae have been developed for very low freeboards; for very steep slopes up to vertical walls; for run-up on steep slopes; for overtopping on storm walls on a promenade; and for overtopping on vertical walls, where overtopping has been divided in situations with and without an influencing foreshore and where the first situation may be divided in non-impulsive and impulsive overtopping.

Keywords


wave overtopping; wave run-up; tolerable overtopping; overtopping volumes; manual

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v35.structures.40