Large-scale laboratory measurements of solitary wave inundation on a 1:20 slope

Yu Hsuan Chang, Kao Shu Hwang, Hwung Hweng Hwung

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Abstract

The run-up flow and related pressure of solitary waves breaking on a 1:20 plane beach were investigated experimentally in a super tank (300 m × 5 m × 5.2 m). Swash flow measurements of flow velocities are compared with an existing analytical solution. By incorporating an analytical solution, the hydrodynamic pressure for a quasi-steady flow state is determined and compared with laboratory data. Concerning the evident extra pressure exerted by the impact of swash flow, an empirical drag coefficient for a circular plate is also suggested in the present study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1022-1034
Number of pages13
JournalCoastal Engineering
Volume56
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering

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