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Title: Maximum periodic wave runup on smooth slopes
Authors: Walton, Todd L., Jr.
Ahrens, John P.
Keywords: Coastal engineering
Coastal flooding
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CERC-90-4.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
Abstract: Periodic wave runup data on smooth structure slopes are reanalyzed in a unified format that allows maximum relative runup to be estimated for coastal structures with slopes ranging from mild to steep. A method to predict the limiting wave relative runup is proposed. The method has essentially two elements, a modified surf parameter that allows consideration of steep structure slopes and a limiting value of relative runup that provides a logical envelope for the runup of nonbreaking waves. Considerable data are shown in a unified format that gives a clear idea of the predictive ability of the method.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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