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Title: Prediction of irregular wave runup
Authors: Ahrens, John P.
Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Design Techniques
Irregular Wave Runup
Wind-Generated Waves
Issue Date: Jul-1977
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical aid ; no. 77-2.
Description: Technical aid
Abstract: A technique for predicting the runup distribution of wind-generated waves is presented which extends the traditional method of runup prediction for regular waves (constant period and height) presented in the Shore Protection Manual (SPM) (U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, Coastal Engineering Research Center, 1975). The basic assumption is that runup has a Rayleigh distribution of the type commonly associated with wave heights. This technique appears conservative but reasonable for predicting extreme values of runup for design purposes. A method of correcting runup for slope roughness and porosity, which is easier to apply than the method presented in SPM, is also presented. Example problems are given using these techniques for both plain and composite slopes.
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