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Deformation of reef breakwaters and wave transmission
Kobayashi, N.; Pietropaolo, J.; Melby, J.A. (2013). Deformation of reef breakwaters and wave transmission. J. Waterway Port Coast. Ocean Eng. 139(4): 336-340.
In: Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): New York, N.Y.. ISSN 0733-950X, more
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    Damage; Wave overtopping; Wave transmission; Marine
Author keywords
    Reef breakwaters; Rubble mounds

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  • Kobayashi, N.
  • Pietropaolo, J.
  • Melby, J.A.

    The risk-based design of a reef breakwater requires the prediction of the temporal variations of the damage and wave transmission coefficient during storms. The cross-shore numerical model is extended to the landward zone of wave transmission. The extended model is compared with 148 tests for a reef breakwater with a narrow crest at or above the still water level where the narrow crest was lowered by wave action. The model is also compared with an experiment on a wide-crested submerged breakwater in which the crest height increased during 20 h wave action. The damage, crest height and wave transmission coefficient are predicted reasonably well but the damaged profile is not predicted accurately.

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