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A new wave absorbing quay-wall for wave height reduction in a harbor basin

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dc.contributor.author Theocharis, I en
dc.contributor.author Anastasaki, EN en
dc.contributor.author Moutzouris, CI en
dc.contributor.author Giantsi, T en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:01:39Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:01:39Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 00298018 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/29222
dc.subject Experimental investigation en
dc.subject Partial wave chamber en
dc.subject Wave absorbing quay-wall en
dc.subject Wave reduction en
dc.subject.other Experimental investigations en
dc.subject.other Front walls en
dc.subject.other Harbor basins en
dc.subject.other Partial wave chamber en
dc.subject.other Partial waves en
dc.subject.other Physical model en
dc.subject.other Piraeus en
dc.subject.other Wave heights en
dc.subject.other Ports and harbors en
dc.subject.other Three dimensional en
dc.subject.other Water waves en
dc.subject.other experimental study en
dc.subject.other harbor en
dc.subject.other ocean wave en
dc.subject.other port en
dc.subject.other quay en
dc.subject.other three-dimensional modeling en
dc.subject.other wave height en
dc.subject.other Attica en
dc.subject.other Greece en
dc.subject.other Piraeus en
dc.title A new wave absorbing quay-wall for wave height reduction in a harbor basin en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2011.09.020 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2011.09.020 en
heal.publicationDate 2011 en
heal.abstract In this study, a new type of wave absorbing quay-wall with a partial wave chamber is introduced. In addition to the basic design containing a wave chamber with an impermeable back wall, there are several alternative absorbing systems that use rock within the core of the wave chamber. These systems have been experimentally investigated to determine whether they further reduce wave heights in front of the wall. Then, they have been compared to a conventional quay-wall with a solid front wall. Their improved performance indicates that this is an effective new scheme for a wave absorbing quay-wall. This new scheme, which consists of a partial wave chamber containing a rock-armored slope, was experimentally compared with a conventional quay-wall with a solid front wall in the 3D physical model of the port of Piraeus, Greece. Results show that wave heights in front of the new absorbing quay-wall can be reduced by 2030%. The experimental results were verified in the field, where the extension of the quay-wall of the port of Piraeus was finally constructed with the new and effective wave absorbing system. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
heal.journalName Ocean Engineering en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2011.09.020 en
dc.identifier.volume 38 en
dc.identifier.issue 17-18 en
dc.identifier.spage 1967 en
dc.identifier.epage 1978 en


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