Accession Number:

ADA591683

Title:

Breaking Wave Forces on Walls

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

To introduce the Goda method as an alternative to the Minikin method for the determination of breaking wave forces on semirigid wall structures. Prediction of breaking wave forces on vertical walls is required for the design of wall structures in coastal waters. The Standard procedure followed by most harbor and coastal engineers in the US is the Minikin method documented in detail in the Shore Protection Manual SPM, 1984. As the Minikin method is based on the shock pressure caused by breaking waves, the resulting forces and structure designs analyzed by using this procedure are generally considered to be conservative. The SPM cautions its users about the extremely high wave forces associated with the Minikin method.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE