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    • SPH simulations of real sea waves impacting a large-scale structure 

      Altomare, Corrado; Tafuni, Angelantonio; Domínguez Alonso, José Manuel; Crespo, Alejandro J.C.; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquim (MDPI, 2020-10)
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      The Pont del Petroli is a dismissed pier in the area of Badalona, Spain, with high historical and social value. This structure was heavily damaged in January 2020 during the storm Gloria that hit southeastern Spain with ...
    • Characterization of overtopping waves on sea dikes with gentle and shallow foreshores 

      Suzuki, T.; Altomare, Corrado; Yasuda, Tomohiro; Verwaest, Toon (MDPI, 2020-10)
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      Due to ongoing climate change, overtopping risk is increasing. In order to have effective countermeasures, it is useful to understand overtopping processes in details. In this study overtopping flow on a dike with gentle ...
    • Validation of RANS modelling for wave interactions with sea dikes on shallow foreshores using a large-scale experimental dataset 

      Gruwez, Vincent; Altomare, Corrado; Suzuki, T.; Streicher, Maximilian; Cappietti, Lorenzo; Kortenhaus, Andreas; Troch, Peter (MDPI, 2020-09)
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      In this paper, a Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) equations solver, interFoam of OpenFOAM®, is validated for wave interactions with a dike, including a promenade and vertical wall, on a shallow foreshore. Such a ...
    • Numerical modelling of a multi-chambered low-reflective caisson 

      Tagliafierro, Bonaventura; Cabrera Crespo, Alejandro; Gonzalez-Cao, José; Altomare, Corrado; Sande, José; Peña, Enrique; Gómez-Gesteira, Moncho (2020-10)
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      The efficiency of a low-reflective caisson built at the Outer Port of Punta Langosteira (A Coruña, Spain), with a front-wall porosity of ˜ 5%, has been numerically investigated by means of OpenFOAM® for different chamber ...
    • Determination of semi-empirical models for mean wave overtopping using an evolutionary polynomial paradigm 

      Altomare, Corrado; Laucelli, Daniele; Mase, Hajime; Gironella Cobos, Xavier (MDPI, 2020-08)
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      The present work employs the so-called Evolutionary Polynomial Regression (EPR) algorithm to build up a formula for the assessment of mean wave overtopping discharge for smooth sea dikes and vertical walls. EPR is a ...
    • Overtopping metrics and coastal safety: a case of study from the Catalan coast 

      Altomare, Corrado; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Suzuki, T.; Viccione, Giacomo; Saponieri, Alessandra (MDPI, 2020-08)
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      Design criteria for coastal defenses exposed to wave overtopping are usually assessed by mean overtopping discharges and maximum individual overtopping volumes. However, it is often difficult to give clear and precise ...
    • Generic adaptation pathways for coastal archetypes under uncertain sea-level rise 

      Haasnoot, Marjolijn; Brown, Sally; Scussolini, Paolo; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio; Vafeidis, Athanasios T.; Nicholls, Robert J. (IOP Publishing, 2019-07)
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      Adaptation to coastal flood risk is hampered by high uncertainty in the rate and magnitude of sea-level rise. Subsequently, adaptation decisions carry strong risks of under- or over-investment, and could lead to costly ...
    • Correlation of concurrent extreme metocean hazards considering seasonality 

      Calderón Vega, Felícitas; García Soto, Adrián-David; Mösso Aranda, César (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-07)
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      Simultaneous occurrence of metocean variables can present a multihazard to maritime systems. However, simplified design approaches to assess simultaneous significant wave heights and wind velocities are lacking, especially ...
    • Dinàmica litoral, efectes dels temporals i comportament de les platges 

      Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio (Institut d'Estudis Catalans, 2020)
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      El temporal Gloria a la costa catalana es desenvolupà entre els dies 19 i 23 de gener de 2020 quan l’altura d’ona significant, Hs, ultrapassà un llindar d’1,5 m, tot i assolint el pic el dia 20. El temporal va ser fruit ...
    • Impact of climate change on nearshore waves at a beach protected by a barrier reef 

      la Hausse de Lalouviere, Claude; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Lin Ye, Jue; García León, Manuel (2020-06)
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      Barrier reefs dissipate most incoming wind-generated waves and, as a consequence, regulate the morphodynamics of its inbounded shorelines. The coastal protective capacity of reefs may nevertheless be compromised by climate ...
    • New strategies for environmental management in harbours: the case of the Tarragona port monobuoy 

      Morell, Mariano; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Mestres Ridge, Marc (Edicions UPC, 2020)
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      Ports are a potential focus of sea pollution and therefore port authorities and operators have a key role on the sustainability and environmental protection of the coastal waters. In the last decades, monitoring techniques ...
    • Desarrollo de un sistema de oceanografía operacional para zonas costeras: PORT21 

      Collado Lizama, Felipe Robinson; Gyssels, Paolo; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Rodríguez Allende, Andrés; Rodriguez, Alonso (Elsevier, 2020-08)
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      El objetivo de este artículo es la presentación del Sistema PORT 21 de previsión de oleaje y Oceanografía Operacional (OO) de aplicación en la Región Sudamericana. Para la comprensión integral del sistema se citan los ...