ABSTRACT

Myrhaug, D. and Ong, M.C., 2020. Assessment of shallow water random wave-induced scour at the trunk section of breakwaters using deep water wind and wave conditions. In: Malvárez, G. and Navas, F. (eds.), Global Coastal Issues of 2020. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 95, pp. 289–293. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208

This article provides a simple analytical method giving estimates of random wave-induced scour at the trunk section of vertical-wall and rubble-mound breakwaters in shallow water from deep water wind and wave conditions. Results are exemplified by using a Pierson-Moskowitz model wave spectrum for deep water wind waves with the mean wind speed at the 10 m elevation above the sea surface as the parameter. The significant value of the scour depth within a sea state of random waves is provided and an example typical for field conditions is given. The method should serve as a useful tool for assessing shallow water random wave-induced scour based on input from deep water wind and wave conditions.

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