AbstractMangrove forests, featured by the complex root system, were found effective among natural-based solutions in coastal disaster reduction (e.g. Guannel et al. 2016). The prop roots of mangroves have been deemed useful in attenuating waves and were addressed in several recent experimental works using artificial tree models (e.g. Maza et al. 2019). In this study, laboratory experiments were conducted on both model scale and prototype scale using more realistic models. We aim to provide a comprehensive investigation of wave-induced forces exerted on mangroves and propose proper relationships of force coefficients with flow parameters under various incident conditions.
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Maza, Lara and Losada (2019): Experimental analysis of wave attenuation and drag forces in a realistic fringe Rhizophora mangrove forest, Advances in Water Resources, ELSEVIER, vol. 131, pp. 103376.