Wave Reflection in 3D Conditions
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article
Based on recent experiments carried out in wave basin on breakwaters with armour layer of rocks and cubes, this paper examines the dependence of the reflection coefficient on wave directional spreading and obliquity. Results suggest that long-crested and short-crested waves give similar reflection. The reflection coefficient is markedly dependent on the wave angle of incidence. The performance of formulae available in the literature is checked against the new dataset and a significant improvement is proposed by including the wave obliquity factor that appears in the traditional expression for the overtopping discharge.
|Publication date||18 Jan 2010|
|Number of pages||8|
- Wave reflection, Breakwaters, Wave obliquity, Long-crested waves, Short-crested waves, Rocks, Cubes