Project

Technical studies overtopping embankments and dykes - Physical tests

Duration
19 October 2011 → 02 May 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
Keywords
overtopping docks
 
Project description

From the integrated coastal security and from OWplan that the ports weak links in the sea defenses. Here are needed measures (storm walls). For the dimensioning of this storm wall there is still a lack of knowledge, which makes physical tests are necessary. The assignment has for its object the determination of the overtopping discharge on and the forces on a storm wall. The tests cover the overtopping problems at the docks in ports (Ostend and Zeebrugge) which is determined from an assessment that there is currently an unsafe situation when extreme storms (very high risk of flooding).