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Study of run-up and run-down on a rubble-mound breakwater based on full scale measurements

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Dutch title: Studie van de golfoploop en golfterugloop op een stortsteengolfbreker op basis van metingen op prototype
Reference no: P102/01106197
Period: January 1997 till February 2000
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Coastal waters; Dikes (embankments); Hydraulic structures; Physical oceanography; Rubblemound breakwaters
Geographical terms: ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]; ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen en Architectuur; Vakgroep Civiele Techniek; Afdeling Weg- en Waterbouw (AWW), more, co-ordinator

Wave run-up on a breakwater or a dyke is very important with regard to the determination of the necessary height of the structure. In situ test results show a 50% higher Ru than measured in laboratory. The objective of this project is confirmation of the in situ results and a scientific explanation of the difference between laboratory results and in situ results. The expected impact on breakwater and sea-dyke design is very important.

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