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Modelling The Hydrodynamics Of An L-shaped Breakwater

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE990241

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

851 kb

Author(s)

S Pan, N MacDonalcf, P Sayers, J. Nicholson & B A O'Connor

Abstract

This paper describes physical and numerical modelling of the hydrodynamics associated with an L-shaped breakwater. The physical modelling was carried out using the UK Coastal Research Facility (UKCRF) at HR Wallingford as a part of a UK government EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) funded research project. An L-shaped breakwater was built on a plain bed with 1:20 bed slope. Normal and oblique monochromatic (MON) and long- crested random (LCR) incident waves were employed in the tests. Measurements of waves and currents were taken around the breakwater. A 2D wave period- averaged wave/current

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