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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.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

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

Participants (16)

AALBORG UNIVERSITY
Denmark
Address
57,Frederic Bajers Vej 5
9220 Aalborg
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus, Egnatia Street, Administration
54006 Thessaloniki
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS
Spain
Address
81,C/ Antonio Lopez 81
28026 Madrid
Dansk Hydraulisk Institut
Denmark
Address
5,Agern Allé
2970 Hørsholm
Delft Geotechnics Innovation BV
Netherlands
Address
2,Stieltjesweg
2600 AB Delft
Franzius Institut
Germany
Address

3000 Hannover
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus
London
Norwegian Hydrodynamic Lab.
Norway
Address

0001 Oslo
Politecnico di Milano
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
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 134
2628 BL Delft
Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina Braunschweig
Germany
Address
Beethovenstraße 51
38106 Braunschweig
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Viale Del Risorgimento 2
40136 Bologna
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
Address
Drake Circus
Plymouth
Électricité de France (EDF)
France
Address
6 Quai Watier
78401 Chatou