INFLUENCE OF CROWN-WALL ON WAVE OVERTOPPING PROBABILITY AND PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION OVER A SEAWALL
AbstractIn the past decades, the crest height of the seawall was determined by the allowable average wave overtopping rate q. Franco (1994) concluded that individual wave overtoppingï¼Œparticularly the maximum individual volume, provided a better design method than q, considering the stability of the seawall and the safety of vehicles and people along the coastal area protected by the coastal defense structures. Shanghai, located on the west bank of the Pacific Ocean, is quite sensitive to the risk of storm surges and violent wave overtopping. The crown-wall serves as an engineering measure to reduce the wave overtopping effectively.
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