Adibhusana, M.N.; Lee, J.-I., and Ryu, Y., 2021. Wave overtopping plunging on the rear side of composite breakwater. In: Lee, J.L.; Suh, K.-S.; Lee, B.; Shin, S., and Lee, J. (eds.), Crisis and Integrated Management for Coastal and Marine Safety. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 114, pp. 574–578. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
In this study the behavior of overtopping water falling on the rear side of composite breakwater were investigated through physical experiment. A series of regular wave with various wave period and wave height were used as wave parameters while velocity at the rear edge of breakwater, plunging location, and plunging velocity were used as the parameters of wave overtopping behavior on the rear side of composite breakwater. The geometry of the composite breakwater was kept constant through the experiment. The Bubble Image Velocimetry (BIV) and digital image analysis were applied to measure the velocity in the aerated region of overtopping water falling on the rear side of breakwater and the plunging location. The rear edge velocity was linearly increased as the wave parameter increased. The increment value of plunging location shows a logarithmic trend as wave period and wave height increased. The front velocity of overtopping flows right before plunging the rear water surface shows a linear trend with those wave parameters.