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Research on coastal structures

Objective

The overall aim of this project is to provide the technical basis for the preparation of European guidelines on the design of coastal structures. Existing knowledge and data which is presently dispersed through national research institutes will be collated, and new theoretical and experimental research will be carried out.

The project has three main themes: 1) Wave action on and in coastal structures. A physicallybased numerical formulation will be developed for water motion due to wave action on a smooth slope, as well as on and in a porous rubble structure. 2) Wave impact loading on vertical structures. Reliable methods will be developed for predicting forces exerted by breaking waves on vertical structures, including the effects of dynamic response. 3) Rubble mound and berm breakwaters. Studies will mainly investigate the effects of wave directionality on the stability of rubble-mound breakwaters, as well as the complex relationship between wave climate and structure response for berm breakwaters.

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H R Wallingford Group Ltd
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Howberry Park
OX10 8BA Wallingford
United Kingdom

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Participants (16)

AALBORG UNIVERSITY
Denmark
Address
57,frederic Bajers Vej 5
9220 Aalborg

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ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
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University Campus, Egnatia Street, Administration
54006 Thessaloniki

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CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS
Spain
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81,c/ Antonio Lopez 81
28026 Madrid

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Dansk Hydraulisk Institut
Denmark
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5,agern Allé
2970 Hørsholm

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Delft Geotechnics Innovation BV
Netherlands
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2,stieltjesweg
2600 AB Delft

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Franzius Institut
Germany
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3000 Hannover

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
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South Kensington Campus
London

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Norwegian Hydrodynamic Lab.
Norway
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0001 Oslo

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Politecnico di Milano
Italy
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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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SOGELERG SOGREAH SA
France
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Rue De La Lorraine 6
38130 Echirolles

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STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM (WL/DELFT HYDRAULICS)
Netherlands
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185,rotterdamseweg 185
2600 MH Delft

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
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Julianalaan 134
2628 BL Delft

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Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina Braunschweig
Germany
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Beethovenstraße 51
38106 Braunschweig

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UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Italy
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Viale Del Risorgimento 2
40136 Bologna

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UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
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Drake Circus
Plymouth

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Électricité de France (EDF)
France
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6 Quai Watier
78401 Chatou

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