Next Article in Journal
Implementation of Modified Acacia Tannin by Mannich Reaction for Removal of Heavy Metals (Cu, Cr and Hg)
Next Article in Special Issue
Variation of Coefficient of Friction and Friction Head Losses Along a Pipe with Multiple Outlets
Previous Article in Journal
A Study of Precipitation Patterns through Stochastic Ordering
Previous Article in Special Issue
SewerSedFoam: A Model for Free Surface Flow, Sediment Transport, and Deposited Bed Morphology in Sewers
Open AccessArticle

Oblique Wave Attack on Rubble Mound Breakwater Crest Walls of Finite Length

1
Department of Transportation, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
2
Department Coastal Structures & Waves, Deltares, 2629 Delft, The Netherlands
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Water 2020, 12(2), 353; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12020353
Received: 16 December 2019 / Revised: 23 January 2020 / Accepted: 25 January 2020 / Published: 28 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Physical Modelling in Hydraulics Engineering)
Rubble mound breakwaters usually present a crest wall to increase the crest freeboards without a large increase of the consumption of material. Methods in the literature to design crest walls are based on estimates of the wave loads. These methods are focused on the maximum loading that attacks a single position of the crest wall. In practice, crest walls have a finite length. Since the maximum loading does not occur at the same instant over the entire length of the crest wall for oblique waves, these methods overestimate the loading in the situation of oblique waves. Wave loads under oblique wave attack have been measured in physical model tests. A method to account for the effect of the finite length of crest walls has been developed, and design guidelines have been derived. The results of this study in combination with the existing methods in the literature to estimate the wave forces enable a more advanced design of crest walls. View Full-Text
Keywords: crown wall; crest wall; oblique waves; rubble mound breakwaters; wave loading; forces crown wall; crest wall; oblique waves; rubble mound breakwaters; wave loading; forces
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Mares-Nasarre, P.; van Gent, M.R.A. Oblique Wave Attack on Rubble Mound Breakwater Crest Walls of Finite Length. Water 2020, 12, 353.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop