Stability of Hardly Reshaping Berm Breakwaters Exposed to Long Waves

Jonas Bjerg Thomsen, Mads Sønderstrup Røge, Nicole Færch Christensen, Thomas Lykke Andersen, Jentsje Van der Meer

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Stability of hardly reshaping berm breakwaters has been investigated in this paper, mainly focusing on exposure to long waves. The study continues previous work by Aalborg University, which suggested that stability of berm breakwaters follow the plunging equation of the Van der Meer stability formula also in the surging domain. Different combinations of berm widths and elevations were tested in order to see if berm breakwaters in general follow the plunging formula or if they start to behave more like conventional breakwaters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 34th Conference on Coastal Engineering, Seoul, Korea, 2014
EditorsPatrick Lynett
Number of pages11
PublisherCoastal Engineering Research Council
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-0-9896611-2-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9896611-2-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe International Conference on Coastal Engineering - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 15 Jun 201420 Jun 2014
Conference number: 34


ConferenceThe International Conference on Coastal Engineering
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
SeriesCoastal Engineering. International Conference Proceedings


  • Breakwater
  • Berm breakwater
  • Stability
  • Damage
  • Hardly reshaping
  • Long waves


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