Large Scale Model Test Investigation on Wave Run-Up in Irregular Waves at Slender Piles

Jorge Robert Rodriguez Ramirez, Peter Frigaard, Thomas Lykke Andersen, Leen de Vos

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An experimental large scale study on wave run-up generated loads on entrance platforms for offshore wind turbines was performed. The experiments were performed at GrosserWellenkanal (GWK), Forschungszentrum Küste (FZK) in Hannover, Germany. The present paper deals with the run-up heights determined from high speed video recordings. Based on the measured run-up heights different types of prediction formulae for run-up in irregular waves were evaluated. In conclusion scale effects on run-up levels seems small except for differences in spray. However, run-up of individual waves is difficult to predict due to high importance of wave form.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCoastal Engineering
Issue numberFebruary
Pages (from-to)69–79
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Wave Run-Up
  • Irregular Waves
  • Cylinder
  • Offshore Wind Turbine
  • Large Scale Tests
  • Entrance Platforms

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