Breaking Wave Forces on Walls
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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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.
- Civil Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Fluid Mechanics