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Extreme wave characteristics inside the harbour of Oostende: physical modeling with different storm directions (T2)
Hassan, W.; Willems, M.; Verwaest, T.; Mostaert, F. (2011). Extreme wave characteristics inside the harbour of Oostende: physical modeling with different storm directions (T2). Version 2.0. WL Rapporten, 627_05. Waterbouwkundig Laboratorium: Antwerp. VII, 68 pp.
Part of: WL Rapporten. Waterbouwkundig Laboratorium: Antwerpen, more

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Document type: Project report

Keywords
    Harbours; Modelling; Scale models; Water waves; ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour [Marine Regions]

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Proposer: Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Maritieme Dienstverlening en Kust; Afdeling Kust; Kust, more


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Abstract
    This data report presents the new measured data in the physical model of Oostende harbour. This model was built at Flanders Hydraulics Research to study wave characteristics inside the harbour after the construction of new breakwaters at the harbour entrance. The new set of experiments focused mainly on studying the waves inside the harbour with extreme super storms to determine boundary conditions for coastal safety evaluations of the sea defense structures inside the harbour. Three different storm directions were investigated (NNW, -37° and NW). Wave heights at different locations inside the harbour were measured and used to compute a wave penetration coefficient "Kd" to investigate the efficiency of the selected scenario T2 (2 breakwaters), for reducing wave heights inside the harbour. The computed wave penetration coefficients are presented in this report for the three different storm directions.

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