This paper presents laboratory investigations of four “retrofit” suggestions for attenuating the overtopping from vertical seawall. Two-dimensional physical model experiments were performed on a vertical seawall with a 1:20 sloping foreshore. Additionally, a Lagrangian, particle based SPH methodology was employed to simulate the wave hydrodynamics and overtopping for the recurve configuration. The experimental and numerical results confirm satisfactory performance. For the tested configurations in the laboratory, the mean overtopping discharges decreased over 60% and maximum individual discharge decreased 40% on recurve wall under both impulsive and non-impulsive conditions. A significant reduction was also observed in mitigating overtopping discharge by using model vegetation and reef breakwater, while diffraction pillar was not found satisfactory.
|Title of host publication||Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017: Realising the Potential|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 21 Aug 2018|
|Event||Coasts, Maritime Structures and Breakwaters, 11th Conference - Liverpool, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Sep 2017 → 7 Sep 2017
|Conference||Coasts, Maritime Structures and Breakwaters, 11th Conference|
|Period||5/09/17 → 7/09/17|