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Sensors 2019, 19(8), 1787; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19081787

Experimental Setup and Measuring System to Study Solitary Wave Interaction with Rigid Emergent Vegetation

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Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Padova, via Loredan, 20, 35131 Padova, Italy
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Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building Engineering and Chemistry, Polytechnic University of Bari, via Orabona, 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
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CoNISMa, National Interuniversity Consortium of Marine Sciences, Piazzale Flaminio 9, 00196 Roma, Italy
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This paper is an extended version of the conference paper: Tognin, D.; Peruzzo, P.; De Serio, F.; Ben Meftah, M.; Carniello, L.; Defina, A.; Mossa, M. Laboratory experiments on solitary wave interaction with rigid emergent vegetation: Some preliminary results, from the 2018 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for the Sea, Bari, Italy, 8–10 October 2018.
Received: 19 February 2019 / Revised: 25 March 2019 / Accepted: 12 April 2019 / Published: 14 April 2019
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Abstract

The aim of this study is to present a peculiar experimental setup, designed to investigate the interaction between solitary waves and rigid emergent vegetation. Flow rate changes due to the opening and closing of a software-controlled electro-valve generate a solitary wave. The complexity of the problem required the combined use of different measurement systems of water level and velocity. Preliminary results of the experimental investigation, which allow us to point out the effect of the vegetation on the propagation of a solitary wave and the effectiveness of the measuring system, are also presented. In particular, water level and velocity field changes due to the interaction of the wave with rigid vegetation are investigated in detail. View Full-Text
Keywords: laboratory experiments; solitary wave; wave-vegetation interaction; advanced hydrometry laboratory experiments; solitary wave; wave-vegetation interaction; advanced hydrometry
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Tognin, D.; Peruzzo, P.; De Serio, F.; Ben Meftah, M.; Carniello, L.; Defina, A.; Mossa, M. Experimental Setup and Measuring System to Study Solitary Wave Interaction with Rigid Emergent Vegetation. Sensors 2019, 19, 1787.

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