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Development of a test set-up to measure large wave-by-wave overtopping masses
Victor, L.; Troch, P.A. (2010). Development of a test set-up to measure large wave-by-wave overtopping masses, in: Coastlab 10: Proceedings on the Third International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection, 28th-30th, September & October 1st, 2010, Barcelona. pp. [1-9]
In: (2010). Coastlab 10: Proceedings on the Third International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection, 28th-30th, September & October 1st, 2010, Barcelona. IAHR = AIRH: Barcelona. , more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Wave overtopping
Author keywords
    Wave-by-wave; Measurement set-up; Large overtopping masses

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Abstract
    Existing measurement techniques for wave overtopping are developed for sea defense structures, which give rise to small wave-by-wave overtopping masses. The development of overtopping wave energy converters however requires the identification of large overtopping masses. A new test set-up that is able to measure large wave-by-wave overtopping masses accurately is described in this paper. Starting from the weigh cell technique, a number of adaptations have been carried out, of which the effectiveness is compared in the main part of this paper. Resulting from this comparison, a final more accurate adapted test set-up is derived. Tests carried out with this test set-up reveal that the shape and scale factors of the Weibull distributions of large wave-by-wave overtopping volumes are different compared to those of the Weibull distributions corresponding to sea defense structures. The more accurate adapted test set-up can be used for all types of structures.

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