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Special Issue "Interaction between Waves and Maritime Structures"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydraulics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mariano Buccino

Department of Civil, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy
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Phone: +390817683428
Interests: wave energy converters; wave energy assessment; wave–structure interaction; physical modelling; numerical simulations
Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luca Martinelli

Padova University, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Via Ognissanti, 39, 35129 Padova, Italy
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Interests: experimental modelling; wave-structure interaction; testing of wave energy converters; hydrodynamic modeling; mooring systems; coastal flooding hazard; wave analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue addresses the theoretical and experimental studies on the interaction between waves and maritime structures, such as ports (e.g., vertical, composite, and floating and rubble mound breakwaters), coastal defenses (e.g., revetments, groins, low crested structures, and dunes), or innovative designs fostering the sustainable development of the maritime environment (including wave energy converters).

The wave structure interaction encompasses phenomena from a medium (e.g., port wave penetration, wave induced circulations, and run-up on beaches) to local scale (e.g., wave transmission and reflection, overtopping, wave run-up, and quasi-static and impact loads). Investigations on the stability of the structures in relation to the wave action, dynamics of moored floaters, and geotechnical aspects related to maritime structures, are fully consistent with the scopes of the Issue.

This call welcomes theoretical analyses, case studies, physical and numerical model investigations, and simplified and practical approaches to improve the state-of-art on the complex world of the maritime structure design, highlighting possible routes for reducing uncertainties and risks. Studies with clear practical fallouts and specific design guidelines are encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Mariano Buccino
Prof. Dr. Luca Martinelli
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • waves
  • maritime structures
  • hydraulic response
  • structural response
  • physical modeling
  • numerical modeling
  • case study
  • design equations and guidelines

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Research

Open AccessArticle
Dynamic Calculation of Breakwater Crown Walls under Wave Action: Influence of Soil Mechanics and Shape of the Loading State
Water 2019, 11(6), 1149; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11061149
Received: 6 May 2019 / Revised: 23 May 2019 / Accepted: 24 May 2019 / Published: 31 May 2019
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As a consequence of the action of waves on rubble mound breakwaters, there are loads—both on the vertical and horizontal sides of the crown walls—which modify the conditions of their stability. These loads provoke dynamic impulses that generate movements that are not possible [...] Read more.
As a consequence of the action of waves on rubble mound breakwaters, there are loads—both on the vertical and horizontal sides of the crown walls—which modify the conditions of their stability. These loads provoke dynamic impulses that generate movements that are not possible to be analyzed by static calculation. This study presents the results obtained using a simplified method of dynamic calculation of the crown walls, presented in Appendix A, based on the variation of the forces acting against the structure in the time domain and the soil characteristics. It provides results of the expected movements of the structure and the deformations produced in the foundation. With this, traditional static calculation is improved and knowledge about the phenomenon is enhanced, highlighting the uncertainties in the system. Full article
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Stability of Rubble Mound Breakwaters—A Study of the Notional Permeability Factor, Based on Physical Model Tests
Water 2019, 11(5), 934; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11050934
Received: 3 April 2019 / Revised: 29 April 2019 / Accepted: 30 April 2019 / Published: 2 May 2019
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The Van der Meer formulae for quarry rock armor stability are commonly used in breakwater design. The formulae describe the stability as a function of the wave characteristics, number of waves, front slope angle and rock material properties. The latter includes a so-called [...] Read more.
The Van der Meer formulae for quarry rock armor stability are commonly used in breakwater design. The formulae describe the stability as a function of the wave characteristics, number of waves, front slope angle and rock material properties. The latter includes a so-called notional permeability factor characterizing the permeability of the structure. Based on armor stability model tests with three armor layer compositions, Van der Meer determined three values of the notional permeability. Based on numerical model results he added for a typical layer composition one more value. Based on physical model tests, the present paper provides notional permeability factors for seven layer compositions of which two correspond to the compositions tested by Van der Meer. The results of these two layer compositions are within the scatter of the results by Van der Meer. To help determination of the notional permeability for non-tested layer compositions, a simple empirical formula is presented. Full article
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Planned Papers

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1.Laboratory experimental investigation on the hydrodynamic responses of an extra-large electrical platform for offshore wind farm

Dong-Liang Zhang a,b, Chun-Wei Bi c,*, Guan-Ye Wu a,b, Sheng-Xiao Zhao a,b, Guo-Hai Dong c

a Power China Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited, Hangzhou 310014, China

b Offshore Wind Power R&D Center of Power China Huadong, Hangzhou 310014, China

c State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China

Wind power is a clean renewable energy. The application of electrical platform for offshore converter station is highly forward-looking and strategic. The offshore electrical platform is complicated in structure, bulky in volume and expensive in cost. In addition, The built-in electrical equipment is very sensitive to the acceleration response. Therefore, it needs to ensure the safe reliable operation of both platform and  equipment exposed in the external environment load in open sea. Based on the elastic similarity, Froude similarity, as well as the flexural-stiffness similarity of the cross section, the hydroelastic similarity is derived to guide the model test of offshore electrical platform in this study. Based on this, the design and manufacture of the test model of offshore electrical platform were carried out. A series of physical model tests was carried out to study the dynamic response of a 10,000-ton offshore electrical platform in wind, wave and current. The time-history of strain and acceleration responses at key nodes and positions of the electrical platform and equipment are obtained for different incident angles of external environmental loading. The results will provide guidance and reference for the construction of extra-large electrical platform for offshore wind farm in the future.

 

 

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