Wave Forces and Moments on Heavily Overtopped Vertical Current Deflection Dike
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB
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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.
- Civil Engineering