Overtopping of Rubble Mound Breakwaters with Front Reservoir

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    The design and performance of breakwaters with front reservoir are discussed on the basis of physical 2-D model tests with a number of cross sections, in which vertopping discharge and spatial distribution, wave forces on inner parapet walls, and stability of reservoir armour were studied. The sensitivity of these quantities to the width of the reservoir is discussed. It is demonstrated that front reservoir solutions are more economical than conventional cross section solutions, such as bermed structures and mild slope structures, in cases where low crests and small overtopping discharges are demanded.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCoastal Engineering Proceedings of the 30th International Conference : San Diego, California, USA 3th - 8th September 2006
    EditorsJane McKee Smith
    Number of pages11
    PublisherWorld Scientific
    Publication date2007
    ISBN (Print)9789812709936, 9812709932
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventThe International Conference On Coastal Engineering - San Diego, California, United States
    Duration: 2 Sept 20068 Sept 2006
    Conference number: 30


    ConferenceThe International Conference On Coastal Engineering
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, California

    Bibliographical note

    Abstract no. 307


    • Front Reservoir Breakwaters
    • Overtopping
    • Distribution Of Overtopping
    • Reservoir Armour Stability
    • Wave-Wall Forces


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