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Wave overtopping assessment in very shallow water conditions: the equivalent slope concept
Altomare, C.; Suzuki, T.; Verwaest, T.; Willems, M. (2016). Wave overtopping assessment in very shallow water conditions: the equivalent slope concept, in: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Applicationof Physical Modelling in Coastal and Port Engineering and Science(Coastlab16), Ottawa, Canada, May 10-13, 2016. pp. [1-7]
In: (2016). Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling in Coastal and Port Engineering and Science(Coastlab16), Ottawa, Canada, May 10-13, 2016. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. , more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Foreshore; Shallow water; Wave overtopping
Author keywords
    Breaker parameter; Equivalent slope

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Abstract
    An extensive study on wave overtopping of sea dikes in very shallow water conditions has been carried out at Flanders Hydraulics Research. Empirical formulas are generally used for wave overtopping assessment and give reliable predictions for typical dike configuration cases based on a large number of physical model tests. The application of existing wave overtopping formulas has been proved to be inaccurate for the estimation of the overtopping for the cases tested at Flanders Hydraulics Research, that are characterized by very shallow water conditions, with remarkable differences in wave transformation and wave breaking with respect to deeper waters. Therefore, in this study, we explored suitable expression for wave overtopping in very shallow water conditions.

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