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Destructive wave overtopping tests on Flemish dikes
Steendam, G.J.; Peeters, P.; van der Meer, J.W.; Van Doorslaer, K.; Trouw, K. (2011). Destructive wave overtopping tests on Flemish dikes, in: CSt2011 Organizing Committee (Ed.) International Conference on Coastal Structures 2011, September 5-9, 2011, Yokohama, Japan: book of abstracts. pp. 49-50
In: CSt2011 Organizing Committee (Ed.) (2011). International Conference on Coastal Structures 2011, September 5-9, 2011, Yokohama, Japan: book of abstracts. American Society of Civil Engineers. Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI): [s.l.]. 338 + CD-ROM pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Coastal structures; Dikes; Simulators; Wave overtopping; Belgium, Flanders [Marine Regions]
Author keywords
    Wave impacts; Golfklappen; Hydraulic overload; Erosion of grass cover

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  • Steendam, G.J., more
  • Peeters, P., more
  • van der Meer, J.W.
  • Van Doorslaer, K., more
  • Trouw, K., more

Abstract
    Breaching of dikes induced by wave overtopping is one of the main failure mechanisms causing coastal floods. But also at (estuarine) river dikes overtopping may occur. In order to increase knowledge on this mechanism, the performances of grass cover layers and the parameters involved, research is performed with the Wave Overtopping Simulator. Following field tests in The Netherlands, this knowledge was expanded by tests performed in Flanders (Belgium) at a controlled inundation area at Tielrode near Antwerp.

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