Technical studies OW plan Ostend - wave penetration - Physical tests phase 1

01 May 2010 → 31 January 2011
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
wave penetration physical tests
Project description

The adoption aims to determine the throughput rate and on the strength of a storm wall. The tests cover the overtopping problems on the quays of the port of Oostende which is determined from an assessment that there is currently an unsafe situation when extreme storms (very high risk of flooding). From the test results of these formulas to be deduced which allow to overtopping can be calculated than the optimum height of the storm wall for similar configurations. The forces will be used to dimension the necessary foundation and calculate the structural stability of the storm wall