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Monolithic (vertical) coastal structures

Objective



This research project is mainly directed towards the development of a technical basis for the establishment of design guidelines for monolithic structures and breakwaters subject to breaking waves. Specific objectives of the project are:

1) to improve the physical understanding and modelling of the breaking wave impact mechanisms and other processes involved in the wave-structure-foundation soil interaction;

2) to perform numerical simulations of the most dominant of these mechanisms and processes; and

3) to improve the stability of the structure and its foundation by means of innovative constructional measures.

In order to achieve these objectives four research topics are addressed:

1) evaluation of breaking wave impact forces and structure-foundation soil interaction;

2) scaling of impact processes associated with air entrainment/entrapment;

3) prediction of seabed scour and toe erosion; and

4) assessment of wave overtopping including wind effects and devising of structural measures to increase the stability of the structure and its foundation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Address
Nienburger Straße 4
30167 Hannover
Germany

Participants (11)

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS
Spain
Address
81,C/ Antonio Lopez 81
28026 Madrid
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Denmark
Address
115,Bygning
2800 Lyngby
Dansk Hydraulisk Institut
Denmark
Address
5,Agern Allé
2970 Hørsholm
Delft Geotechnics Innovation BV
Netherlands
Address
2,Stieltjesweg
2600 AB Delft
H R Wallingford Group Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Howberry Park
OX10 8BA Wallingford
POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
SOGELERG SOGREAH SA
France
Address
Rue De La Lorraine 6
38130 Echirolles
STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM (WL/DELFT HYDRAULICS)
Netherlands
Address
185,Rotterdamseweg 185
2600 MH Delft
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
University Walk
BS8 1TW Bristol, Clifton
University of Plymouth
United Kingdom
Address
Palace Court
PL1 2DE Plymouth
Ålborg Universitetscenter
Denmark
Address
57,Sohngårdsholmsvej
9000 Ålborg