Special Issue "Maritime Hydraulics: Analysis and Modeling"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Earth Sciences and Geography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Paolo De Girolamo
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DICEA, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184- Rome, Italy
Interests: coastal engineering; tsunamis; maritime structures; physical modeling; meteo-ocean study
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Dr. Myrta Castellino
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DICEA, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184- Rome, Italy
Interests: coastal engineering; fluid structure interaction; vertical breakwater; impulsive load; nonbreaking wave conditions
Dr. Davide Pasquali
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Department of Civil, Construction-Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department (DICEAA); Environmental and Maritime Hydraulic Laboratory (LIAM); University of L'Aquila; P.le Pontieri, 1 67100 Monteluco di Roio, L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: storm surge forecasting; coastal engineering; ocean engineering; environmental engineering; water waves hydraulics; physical modelling; wave energy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Coasts and marine structures offer a great field of research in applied sciences. In recent years, the problem of coastal erosion, the increasing attention being paid to the potential of blue energy, studies of the possible impact of climate change scenarios on coasts and marine structures, and risk assessment related to hazardous events (e.g. tsunamis and storm surges) have intensified the interest of the researchers in this field. Much has been done, and a huge amount of work will have to be done in order to answer technical and purely scientific questions.

This Special Issue aims at collecting works in different fields of maritime hydraulics. Research papers, extended review works, and work involving technical applications are encouraged.

We welcome contributions dealing with but not limited to the following topics:

  • The spatial and temporal evolution of waves;
  • The hydrodynamics and morphodynamics of the coastal zone;
  • Sediment transport under waves and currents;
  • Coastal sediment transport interactions with structures;
  • Beaches and littorals evolution;
  • Estuary and lagoon evolution;
  • Wave interactions with structures and breakwaters in deep and shallow water;
  • Tsunamis generated by landslides and earthquakes and their impact on coasts;
  • Coastal hazard and risk analysis;
  • The influence of climatic changes on storm surges and wind-waves, and their statistical estimation;
  • Intervention strategies on the coasts to face climatic changes;
  • The reconstruction of extreme marine weather events;
  • Port planning and management;
  • The reconstruction of meteo-oceanographic extreme events;
  • Storm-surge barriers and their management;
  • The use of waves, tides, and currents for electricity production;
  • Hydraulic aspects of desalination plants;
  • Maritime structures failures.
Prof. Paolo De Girolamo
Dr. Myrta Castellino
Dr. Davide Pasquali
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Keywords

  • Costal waves
  • Storm surges
  • Tsunamis
  • Costal hydrodinamics and morphodinamics
  • Coastal hazard and risk
  • Climate changes
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Ports, coastal and offshore structures.

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Crown Wall Modifications as Response to Wave Overtopping under a Future Sea Level Scenario: An Experimental Parametric Study for an Innovative Composite Seawall
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(7), 2227; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10072227 - 25 Mar 2020
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The overtopping phenomenon at the rear side of breakwaters has particular importance in harbor protection. Undoubtedly, this topic needs to be taken even more seriously, considering the sea level rise. The present study focuses on the effectiveness in the reduction of the wave [...] Read more.
The overtopping phenomenon at the rear side of breakwaters has particular importance in harbor protection. Undoubtedly, this topic needs to be taken even more seriously, considering the sea level rise. The present study focuses on the effectiveness in the reduction of the wave overtopping of a triangular parapet placed on the top of an innovative concrete superstructure. The last is part of the OBREC device (Overtopping BReakwater for wave Energy Conversion), an overtopping structure which is integrated into a traditional rubble-mound breakwater, to convert wave energy into electricity. Parametric laboratory tests, including the influence of water depth, have led to the evaluation of the accuracy of the main literature formulations and to the introduction of a new overtopping formula to take into account the influence of the parapet geometry. The results highlight the capability of the parapet in significantly increasing the hydraulic protection compared to a breakwater with a traditional crown wall. The findings from this work are expected to support in promoting and developing adaptive management strategies for existing coastal defenses and smart approaches in the construction and maintenance of new ones, with special reference to future sea-level-rise scenarios. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Maritime Hydraulics: Analysis and Modeling)
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