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WAVE REFLECTION FROM BERM BREAKWATERS. (2020). Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 36v, structures.7. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36v.structures.7


Wave reflection from berm breakwaters is an area less focused as these structures are generally considered to have relatively low reflection levels. However, the reflected waves may compromise the stability of the structure by inducing scour at the toe and may enhance harbour access risk (Zanuttigh et al., 2013). Hence, it is necessary that the reflection coefficients are predicted accurately. Several empirical formulas such as Postma (1989), Alikhani (2000), Zanuttigh and Van der Meer (2008) and Van der Meer and Sigurdarson (2016) have been suggested for the prediction of wave reflection, Kr. In this study, physical model tests were conducted to supplement the existing berm breakwater data sets in the CLASH database (Zanuttigh et al., 2016). The measured reflection coefficients were then compared with those of the existing formulas to evaluate their performance.

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