The effect of embankment crest width on combined overflow and wave overtopping

David K. Jones, Dominic E. Reeve, Qingping Zou

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Abstract

In this paper a Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes based wave model (RANS) has been used to investigate how the discharge caused by combined overflow and wave overtopping of embankments is influenced by embankment crest width. The results demonstrate that embankments with a narrower crest width can expect significantly increased discharge in accordance with that expected for flow over weirs. The experimental results have been used to explain the difference in discharge found with the current design formulae for combined overflow and wave overtopping.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 33rd Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012
EditorsPatrick Lynett, Jane McKee Smith
PublisherCoastal Engineering Research Council
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780989661119
ISBN (Print)9781629931227
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012 - Santander, Spain
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameCoastal Engineering Proceedings
Number33
ISSN (Electronic)2156-1028

Conference

Conference33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012
Abbreviated titleICCE 2012
CountrySpain
CitySantander
Period1/07/126/07/12

Keywords

  • Dikes
  • Embankments
  • Levees
  • Overflow
  • Wave overtopping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography

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    Jones, D. K., Reeve, D. E., & Zou, Q. (2012). The effect of embankment crest width on combined overflow and wave overtopping. In P. Lynett, & J. McKee Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of 33rd Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012 (Coastal Engineering Proceedings; No. 33). Coastal Engineering Research Council. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v33.structures.28