Accession Number:

ADA482882

Title:

Wave Forces and Moments on Heavily Overtopped Vertical Current Deflection Dike

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB

Report Date:

2006-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Irregular wave forces on a heavily overtopped thinned-wall vertical current deflection dike were measured during a series of laboratory experiments. The purpose of the experiments was to obtain site-specific engineering values for use in design of a dike located at the mouth of the Mississippi River and to develop generic design guidance for heavily overtopped vertical walls. Predictive equations for the root-mean-squared shoreward-directed peak total force and associated moment arm were developed in terms of the incident wave momentum flux and relative wall height.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE