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27 December 2017 Effects of Crown Wall and Berm on Wave-Overtopping Discharge over a Seawall
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Liu, S.; Ju, Q.; Huang, W.; Hu, X.; Qi, D., and Zhong, G., 2018. Effects of crown wall and berm on wave-overtopping discharge over a seawall.Reliable estimation of wave-overtopping discharge over a seawall is important in the crest-height design and safety assessment of coastal structures. Crown wall and berm have been widely used to reduce the wave overtopping over a seawall. According to recent literature, the influence of crown wall under breaking wave conditions has not been discussed precisely, and the reductive effect of an intermediate berm has not been clarified under nonbreaking wave conditions. In this study, 650 experiments have been conducted to investigate the influence of crown wall in breaking wave conditions and the influence of berm under breaking and nonbreaking wave conditions on the wave-overtopping discharge. New empirical equations have been derived from the analysis of experimental data to provide more accurate estimations of the reduction of wave overtopping on a seawall by crown wall or berm. The formula for crown wall is applicable under breaking waves, and formulas for berm can be applied to both break and nonbreak wave conditions. The empirical equations can be used in coastal seawall design to quantify the effects of sea-wall height, water depth on the berm, and berm width.
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Shuguang Liu, Quanhe Ju, Wenrui Huang, Xin Hu, Dingman Qi and Guihui Zhong "Effects of Crown Wall and Berm on Wave-Overtopping Discharge over a Seawall," Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) 34(4), (27 December 2017).
Received: 4 July 2017; Accepted: 28 October 2017; Published: 27 December 2017

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