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Title: Breaking wave forces on walls
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Goda Method
Minikin method
Breaking wave forces
Vertical walls
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-III-38.
Abstract: Introduction: Prediction of breaking wave forces on vertical walls is required for the design of wall structures in coastal waters. The Standard procedure followed by most harbor and coastal engineers in the US is the Minikin method documented in detail in the Shore Protection Manual (SPM, 1984). As the Minikin method is based on the shock pressure caused by breaking waves, the resulting forces and structure designs analyzed by using this, procedure are generally considered to be conservative. The SPM cautions its users about the extremely high wave forces associated with the Minikin method.
Description: Technical note
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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