Experimental investigation of wave parameters effect on damage of the berm reshaped seawall under irregular wave attack


1 School of Water Sciences Engineering, Shahid Chamran University

2 Department of Hydraulic Structures, School of Water Sciences Engineering, Shahid Chamran University


This paper presents an experimental study the influence of wave parameter on the damage of reshaping seawall, model tests have been performed in several water level conditions. The experiments of physical modeling of this research have been done in the flume of the Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute (SCWMRI). The waves applied to the structure model are irregular and the energy spectrum of the applied waves is JONSWAP. The material of arm our layer have been regarded with the scale of 1:25 model and grading class of D85/D15=1.82. A number of 3000 waves were applied on the structure over the research in general and some 60 experiments have been totally accomplished. The results of tests after drawing graphs, has been analyzed. That it can be harvested with %82 increasing in wave steepness, damage parameter %85 decreased and also with %57 increasing in wave height, the damage parameter %87 increases and with %57 increasing in wave length, the damage will %83 increase.


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