AbstractA dike or levee will protect a polder to build in a tropical country against coastal flooding. To ensure that the performance of the dike is in accordance with the safety standard, wave overtopping tests with a wave overtopping simulator have been performed on a mock-up dike. These wave overtopping tests will guide the selection of the grass species and topsoil for the grass cover of the landward side of the dike. The paper describes the design of a new dedicated wave overtopping simulator, the construction of the mock-up dike, the results of the eight tests on the mock-up dike and the critical velocities (strength indicator of the grass cover) established with the cumulative overload method.
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