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Afdeling Weg- en Waterbouw (UGent-AWW)
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English name: Coastal Engineering, Bridges and Roads
Parent institute: Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Civiele Techniek (UGent), more

Thesaurus terms (10) : ; Breakwaters; Coast defences; Coastal engineering; Erosion protection; Measurements on prototypes; Physical modeling; Sand suppletion; Sea dikes; Wave propagation
Geographical terms (2) : ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge [Marine Regions]; Chile [Marine Regions]
Address:
Campus Ardoyen
Technologiepark 904
9052 Gent
Belgium

Tel.: +32-(0)9-264 54 89
Fax: +32-(0)9-264 58 37
 
Type: Scientific

Persons (25)  Top | Publications | Projects 

Abstract:
The Coastal Engineering, Bridges and Roads unit of the department of Civil Engineering of Ghent University comprises two different research groups: ‘Coastal Engineering’ and ‘Bridges and Roads’.

The Coastal Engineering group focuses on the design and construction of coastal structures (mainly breakwaters and sea dikes), coastal defense (protecting the hinterland from flooding by waves and sea level rise) and the structural response of these structures to wave loading (such as armour layer stability, wave overtopping and overflow, porous flow and the development of pore pressures in the core of the breakwater). Research studies also focus on the interactions between the water motions (waves and tides) including the associated sediment transport and the coastal structures (which may cause local erosion of the seafloor). Another research theme deals with renewable wave and tidal energy. The research group is actively involved in the system development for exploiting wave energy and in the research with regard to interaction effects within parks of wave energy convertors. The group also has extensive experience in the development and use of instruments for field measurements of currents and waves in oceans, estuaries and rivers. Finally, the research group is very active in the experimental and numerical modelling of wave propagation and the interaction with coastal structures.

The research methodology is based on the use and integration of physical models, numerical models and field measurements. Therefore, the group has two physical wave flumes and multiple numerical models for the propagation of wind-generated waves (MILDwave, FLOW3D, OpenFOAM) and tidal currents (COHERENS).

In the future, this group will keep its focus mainly on topics such as coastal defense (particularly coastal structures) and renewable energy. The group was involved in both national and European (e.g. FP6, FP7) research projects on coastal structures and offshore energy production and is a member of several consortia (Marine@UGent consortium, WECAN consortium, Coastlab network).

Publications (36)  Top | Persons | Projects 
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  • Peer reviewed article Van Nuffel, D.; Vepa, K.S.; De Baere, I.; Lava, P.; Kersemans, M.; Degrieck, J.; De Rouck, J.; Van Paepegem, W. (2014). A comparison between the experimental and theoretical impact pressures acting on a horizontal quasi-rigid cylinder during vertical water entry. Ocean Eng. 77: 42-54. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2013.11.019, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Nuffel, D.; Vepa, K.S.; De Baere, I.; Degrieck, J.; De Rouck, J.; Van Paepegem, W. (2013). Study on the parameters influencing the accuracy and reproducibility of dynamic pressure measurements at the surface of a rigid body during water impact. Exp. Mech. 53(2): 131-144. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s11340-012-9619-z, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Backer, G.; Vantorre, M.; Beels, C.; De Rouck, J.; Frigaard, P. (2010). Power absorption by closely spaced point absorbers in constrained conditions. IET Renew. Power Gener. 4(6): 579-591. dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-rpg.2009.0188, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ingram, D.M.; Gao, F.; Causon, D.M.; Mingham, C.G.; Troch, P. (2009). Numerical investigations of wave overtopping at coastal structures. Coast. Eng. 56(2): 190-202. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2008.03.010, more
  • Peer reviewed article Briganti, R.; Bellotti, G.; Franco, L.; De Rouck, J.; Geeraerts, J. (2005). Field measurements of wave overtopping at the rubble mound breakwater of Rome-Ostia yacht harbour. Coast. Eng. 52(12): 1155-1174. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2005.07.001, more
  • Devolder, B.; Gruwez, V.; Rauwoens, P.; Troch, P. (2017). Numerical modelling of wave interaction with coastal and offshore structures using a CFD solver, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 31, more
  • Gallach-Sánchez, D.; Troch, P.; Kortenhaus, A. (2017). Wave overtopping on steep low-crested structures: another climate change challenge, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 35-36, more
  • Gallach-Sánchez, D.; Troch, P.; Kortenhaus, A. (2017). Wave overtopping on steep low-crested structures: another climate change challenge. Poster at the VLIZ Marine Scientist Day 3 March 2017. Department of Civil Engineering, Ghent University: Gent. 1 poster pp., more
  • Gruwez, V.; Kortenhaus, A.; Troch, P. (2017). Advanced modelling of wave overtopping for climate resilient coastal defence systems, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 40, more
  • Kortenhaus, A.; Troch, P.; Silin, N.; Nelko, V.; Devriese, P.; Stratigaki, V.; De Maeyer, J.; Monbaliu, J.; Toorman, E.; Rauwoens, P.; Vanneste, D.; Suzuki, T.; Van Oyen, T.; Verwaest, T. (2016). Design features of the upcoming Coastal and Ocean Basin (COB) in Ostend, Belgium, in: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Applicationof Physical Modelling in Coastal and Port Engineering and Science(Coastlab16), Ottawa, Canada, May 10-13, 2016. pp. [1-10], more
  • Willems, M.; Kortenhaus, A.; Troch, P.; Silin, N.; Nelko, V.; Devriese, P.; Stratigaki, V.; De Maeyer, J.; Monbaliu, J.; Toorman, E.; Rauwoens, P.; Vanneste, D.; Suzuki, T.; Van Oyen, T.; Verwaest, T. (2016). Design features of the upcoming Coastal and Ocean Basin (COB) in Ostend, Belgium [PRESENTATION]. Presented at Coastlab16, Ottawa, Canada, May 10-13, 2016. Flanders Hydraulics Research/Ghent University/KU Leuven: Antwerp. 22 slides pp., more
  • Stratigaki, V. (2015). Experimental study and numerical modelling of intra-array interactions and extra-array effects of wave energy converter arrays, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 186-189, more
  • Dan, S.; Altomare, C.; Thoon, D.; Suzuki, T.; Spiesschaert, T.; Verwaest, T. (2014). Overtopping induced by oblique waves at Station quay – Oostende, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 30, more
  • Mollaert, J.; Peelman, S. (2014). Experimentele studie van het overslagdebiet voor steile hellingen en verticale wand met zeer lage vrijboord, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 141-147, more
  • Troch, P.; Mollaert, J.; Peelman, S.; Victor, L.; van der Meer, J.W.; Gallach-Sánchez, D.; Kortenhaus, A. (2014). Experimental study of overtopping performance for the cases of very steep slopes and vertical walls with very small freeboards, in: Lynett, P. (Ed.) Proceedings of 34th Conference on Coastal Engineering, Seoul, Korea, 2014. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 34: pp. [1-8], more
  • Duchatelet, M. (2013). Hoe getijdenturbines de dwarsstroom te Zeebrugge reduceren, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 15 February 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 63: pp. 131-135, more
  • Loosveldt, N.; Vannieuwenhuyse, K. (2013). Experimentele validatie van empirisch ontwerp van een erosiebescherming rond monopile funderingen belast door een combinatie van golven en stroming, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 15 February 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 63: pp. 2, more
  • Van de Sijpe, A. (2013). Ontwikkeling van een point absorber golfenergieconverter: realisatie van power take off, optimalisatie van geometrie en installatietechnieken, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Marine Scientists' Day. Brugge, Belgium, 15 February 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 63: pp. 149-153, more
  • Baelus, L.; Troch, P.; Loosveldt, N.; Vannieuwenhuyse, K.; De Vos, L.; Bolle, A. (2012). Extended validation of dynamic design formula for scour protection around monopiles, in: Troch, P. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts of the 4th International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection - Coastlab12. Department of Civil Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, September 17-20, 2012. pp. 45-46, more
  • De Wolf, P.; Trouw, K.; Bolle, A.; Van Doorslaer, K.; Troch, P.; Verwaest, T.; Ballieu, D. (2012). Protection against flooding of the harbour of Ostend (Belgium) by the construction of storm walls, in: PIANC-COPEDEC VIII: Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries: "Meeting the Challenges of the Coastal Environment", IIT Madras, Chennai, India, 20-24 February 2012. pp. 223-234, more
  • Loosveldt, N.; Vannieuwenhuyse, K. (2012). Experimental validation of empirical design of a scour protection around monopiles under combined wave and current loading. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent: Gent. xvi, 170 pp., more
  • Van Nuffel, D.; Sridhar Vepa, K.; De Baere, I.; De Rouck, J.; Van Paepegem, W.; Degrieck, J. (2012). Slamming wave impact on cylindrical structures: model tests including a rigid and deformable cylinder, in: Troch, P. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts of the 4th International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection - Coastlab12. Department of Civil Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, September 17-20, 2012. pp. 109-110, more
  • Vanneste, D. (2012). Experimental and numerical study of wave-induced porous flow in rubble-mound breakwaters = Experimentele en numerieke studie van poreuze stroming in stortsteengolfbrekers onder golfbelasting. PhD Thesis. Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering Division: Gent. ISBN 978-90-8578-563-7. 228 pp., more
  • Mertens, T.; Trouw, K.; Vermander, J.; Verwaest, T.; Bolle, A.; De Rouck, J. (2011). An integrated master plan for Flanders future coastal safety, in: Study day: Marine aggregate extraction: needs, guidelines and future prospects, 17 oktober 2011, Bredene. pp. 105-111, more
  • Mertens, T.; Trouw, K.; Vermander, J.; Verwaest, T.; Bolle, A.; De Rouck, J. (2011). An integrated master plan for Flanders future coastal safety, in: Studiedag mariene aggregaatextractie: noden, richtlijnen en toekomstperspectieven, 17 oktober 2011 - Bredene [CD-ROM]. pp. 105-111, more
  • Beels, C. (2010). Optimalisatie van de lay-out van een park golfenergieconvertoren in de Noordzee: studie van beschikbaar golfvermogen, zogeffecten, productie en kost = Optimization of the lay-out of a farm of wave energy converters in the North Sea: analysis of wave power resources, wake effects, production and cost. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Vakgroep Civiele Techniek: Gent. ISBN 978-90-8578-321-3. different pagination pp., more
  • Beels, C.; Troch, P.; De Rouck, J. (2009). Optimization of the lay-out of a farm of wave dragon wave energy converters in the North Sea, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts: an overview of marine research in Belgium anno 2009. 10th VLIZ Young Scientists' Day. Special edition at the occasion of 10 years VLIZ. VLIZ Special Publication, 43: pp. 17, more
  • Mathys, P.; Meirschaert, V.; Portilla, J.; De Rouck, J.; De Volder, G.; Dewilde, L. (2009). OPTIEP-BCP: Optimalisering van de basiskennis over het energiepotentieel op het Belgisch Continentaal Plat (Contract AP/42). Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid: Brussel. XV + 177 pp., more
  • Van Doorslaer, K.; De Rouck, J.; Gysens, S. (2009). Reduction of wave overtopping: from research to practice, in: 4th SCACR International Short Conference on applied coastal research: abstracts. pp. [1-10], more
  • De Backer, G.; Beels, C.; Mertens, T.; Victor, L. (2008). Golfenergie: groene stroom uit de zeegolven, in: De Grote Rede 22. De Grote Rede: Nieuws over onze Kust en Zee, 22: pp. 2-8, more
  • Mathys, P.; Troch, P.; De Rouck, J. (2008). Cijferen op het raakvlak van zee en kust. De afdeling Weg- en Waterbouwkunde, in: Goffin, A. et al. (Ed.) UGent aan Zee. pp. 68-77, more
  • Vanneste, D.; Stratigaki, V.; Troch, P. (2008). Design of Oostende Harbour: Numerical simulation of wave propagation: Wave conditions at Zeeheldenplein. Vlaamse Overheid. Afdeling Maritieme Toegang: Antwerpen. 36 pp., more
  • Beels, C.; Troch, P.; De Rouck, J. (2007). Optimal energy production of interacting wave power devices, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 2 March 2007: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 39: pp. 18-19, more
  • Caspeele, R. (2007). Generation of irregular long and short crested waves in a numerical model for wave propagation, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 2 March 2007: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 39: pp. 3, more
  • Troch, P. (2003). Numeriek modelleren van interactie tussen golven en havendammen = Numerical modelling of wave interaction with coastal structures, in: Waterbouwkundig Laboratorium en Hydrologisch Onderzoek (Ed.) Colloquium: Numerieke oppervlaktewater modellering, mogelijkheden en beperkingen, Antwerpen 23-24 oktober 2003. pp. 1-18, more
  • Van de Walle, B.; De Rouck, J. (2001). Wave run-up and wave overtopping on a rubble mound breakwater, in: VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 23 February 2001: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 1: pp. 62, more

Projects (36)  Top | Persons | Publications 
  • A fundamental study on exchange processes in river ecosystems, more
  • AMIS: Study of Impact on the Environment of the Sigma plan, more
  • Application of modern engineering techniques for sustainable development of the port-sector in the 8th region of Chile, more
  • BENCORE: Belgian Network for Coastal Reseach, more
  • Coastal Engineering - Coastal Hydraulics, more
  • CWAMASI: Coastal WAve Modeling, Assimilation and Statistical Interpretation, more
  • Dynamics of beaches, more
  • Een nieuw DOEL! Optimale lay-out van een park golfenergieconvertoren, more
  • EXWACO: Statistical and physical aspects of extreme waves in coastal areas, more
  • Feasibility of wave energy exploitation along the Belgian and neighbouring coastlines, more
  • FlanSea: Flanders Electicity from the Sea, more
  • Full scale dynamic load monitoring of rubble mound breakwaters, more
  • GEC's in de Noordzee, nog niet zo GEK! Optimalisatie van een golfenergieconvertor (GEC) voor de zuidelijke-Noordzeecondities, more
  • Geohydraulic behaviour of rubble breakwaters. Opticrest (PL 961158) - Voortzetting overeenkomst dosnr.97.380, more
  • Laboratory investigation on rubble mound breakwaters, more
  • Marine@Ugent: UGent Marine Sciences Center of Excellence, more
  • Measuring system based on the PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry)-technique, more
  • Neural network prediction of wave overtopping at coastal structures, more
  • Numerical modelling and experimental validation of wave intercation with impermeable sea dikes, more
  • Numerieke simulatie van het hydrodynamische gedrag van drijvende off shore golfenergie-convertoren gebaseerd op golfoverslag., more
  • Oostende nieuwe haventoegang: golfgootonderzoek, more
  • OPTICREST: The Optimisation of Crest Level Design of Sloping Coastal Structures through Prototype Monitoring and Modelling, more
  • OPTIEP-BCP: Optimization of basic knowledge of offshore energy on the Belgian Continental Shelf, more
  • Optimisation of scour protection of offshore windmillfarms under combined hydrodynamical load actions, more
  • Prediction of wave overtopping at coastal structures by means of formation of a data base, performance of physical model tests and development of a neural netwerk as general prediction method, more
  • Reduction of wave overtopping at coastal structures, more
  • Rubble Mound Breakwater Monitoring. Western Breakwater at Zeebrugge, more
  • SEEWEC: Sustainable Economically Efficient Wave Energy Converter, more
  • Study of run-up and run-down on a rubble-mound breakwater based on full scale measurements, more
  • Study of spray over a rubble mound breakwater through prototype monitoring, more
  • Support quality management - model texts for hydraulic structures. First study 2000, more
  • Support quality management - model texts for hydraulic structures. Second study 2000, more
  • Support quality management - standard specifications for hydraulic structures. Study 1999, more
  • Violent water wave impacts on overhanging parts of monolithic coastal structures, more
  • Violent wave impacts and structural respons of coastal structures with overhanging parts, more
  • Wave measurements at the inner harbour of Oostende, more

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