Risk analysis of regional wave overtopping

Wen Son Chiang, Wei Shiun Lu, Kai Cheng Hu

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Regional wave overtopping risk of Shuang-Chun coast which locates at the southwest of Taiwan was estimated. The estimation is based on a combination of a statistical model, a wave propagation model and empirical formula of runup height. The statistical model considered the dependences by using copula functions between affective factors to generate simultaneously offshore wave and surge conditions which were used as the input conditions of the CMS-WAVE model to simulate the wave propagation on a complicated coastal bathymetry area. Then, runup heights were estimated empirically. The results demonstrated that top elevations of the constructed seawalls at the study site are too conservative due to the perfect dependence assumption between wave and surge. On the other hand, the high overtopping risk areas were identified and also the risk level was estimated for the natural beach area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781880653876
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 2018 Jun 102018 Jun 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792


Other28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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