Overtopping on Breakwaters with a Permeable Crest

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In model tests, the wave overtopping discharge is typically measured at the rear corner of the armour crest. So far, all overtopping formulae have been calibrated to predict this specific overtopping discharge. The EurOtop Manual however proposed a formula to include also the discharge trough the permeable armour crests. The total overtopping including the discharge trough the crest armour is relevant in relation to rear armour stability. The discharge trough the armour depends also on the permeability of the core material. In order to study this effect, new model tests were performed with a permeable and an impermeable core. A method for the prediction of the total overtopping discharge is given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 36th Conference on Coastal Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, 2018
Number of pages10
PublisherCoastal Engineering Research Council
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9896611-4-0
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventCoastal Engineering 2018 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 30 Jul 20183 Aug 2018
Conference number: 36


ConferenceCoastal Engineering 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering


  • Wave overtopping discharge
  • Relative freeboard
  • Permeable crest


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