Experimental Measurements of Wave Forces on Vertical Structures: Effect of Blockage Coefficient and Comparison with Predictive Equations

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Sami Bangs

Adviser(s): Professor Sarah Mouring and Professor Tori Johnson

Poster #68

With the growing amount of waterfront developments, it is important to understand wave forces and their effects on structures. This study attempts to quantify a blockage coefficient that can be applied to the Cuomo equations to account for the finite wall condition. This will be done by varying the wall width and height to evaluate the change of force on the wall.

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