• Dogan Kisacik
  • Gulizar Ozyurt Tarakcioglu
  • Cuneyt Baykal
  • Gokhan Kaboglu


Crest modifications such as a storm wall, parapet or a bullnose are widely used to reduce the wave overtopping over coastal structures where spatial and visual demands restrict the crest heights, especially in urban areas. Although reduction factors of these modifications have been studied for sloped structures in EurOtop Manual (2016), there is limited information regarding the vertical structures. This paper presents the experimental set-up and first results of wave overtopping tests for a vertical wall with several different super structure types: a) seaward storm wall, b) sloping promenade, c) landward storm wall, d) stilling wave basin (SWB), e) seaward storm wall with parapet, f) landward storm wall on the horizontal promenade with parapet, g) landward storm wall with parapet, h) stilling wave basin (SWB) with parapet, under breaking wave conditions. The SWB is made up of a seaward storm wall (may be a double shifted rows) , a sloping promenade (basin) and a landward storm wall. The seaward storm wall is partially permeable to allow the evacuation of the water in the basin.


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How to Cite
Kisacik, D., Tarakcioglu, G. O., Baykal, C., & Kaboglu, G. (2018). VERTICAL SEA WALL CREST MODIFICATIONS FOR OVERTOPPING. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), structures.71.

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