Scale Effects Related to Small Physical Modelling of Overtopping of Rubble Mound Breakwaters

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    Most coastal structures suffer a certain degree of overtopping, because in most situations it is not economically feasible to construct coastal structures high enough to prevent wave overtopping. Certain functions of the breakwater impose restrictions to the allowable overtopping discharge in order to avoid damage to the breakwater itself and to objects located behind the breakwater. Extreme overtopping events result in water and spray thrown over the crest with considerable velocities. These events can be extremely dangerous as people, cars and even trains have been washed into the sea. Buildings are quite often damaged.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCoastal Structures 2007 : Book of Abstracts : International Conference 2-4 July, Venice, Italy
    EditorsL. Franco, P. Ruol, G.R. Tomasicchio, A. Lamberti
    Number of pages1
    PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
    Publication date2007
    ISBN (Print)8889405058
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventCoastal Structures - Venice, Italy
    Duration: 2 Jul 20074 Jul 2007
    Conference number: 5


    ConferenceCoastal Structures


    • Breakwaters
    • Rubble Mound Breakwaters
    • Overtopping Breakwaters
    • Scale Effects


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