Time-resolving modelling of wave propagation in a very shallow foreshore characterised by a chain of small islands

01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
artificial islands Coastal protection
Project description

The idea of creating artificial island chains in front of coasts is lately introduced as a durable and ecological protection measure. A crucial numerical methodology to accurately predict the interaction between the island chain and nearshore hydrodynamics in order to achieve a safe and cost-effective coastal defense system is missing, and is therefore the main focus of this project proposal.