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  • Refinement of integrated formula of wave overtopping and runup modeling 

    Yuhi, Masatoshi; Mase, Hajime; Sooyoul, Kim; Umeda, Shinya; Altomare, Corrado (2021-01)
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    This study attempts to refine a model named the Integrated Formula of Wave Overtopping and Runup Modeling (IFORM) to improve the prediction performance of mean wave overtopping discharge for a broader range of installation ...
  • Wind-Driven hydrodynamics in the shallow, micro-tidal estuary at the Fangar Bay (Ebro Delta, NW Mediterranean Sea) 

    Fernández-Pedrera Balsells, Marta; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Espinola Estepa, Manuel; Cerralbo Peñarroya, Pablo; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-10-04)
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    This article investigates water circulation in small-scale (~10 km2), shallow (less than 4 m) and micro-tidal estuaries. The research characterizes the hydrodynamic wind response in these domains using field data from ...
  • Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report, Issue 4 

    von Schuckmann, Karina; Le Traon, Pierre-Yves; Smith, Neville; García León, Manuel; Zunino, Serena (2020-09)
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    The 4th edition of the Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report (OSR 4) published in 2020 provides information on changes and variations in the ocean over the past decades, with a focus on changes in the marine environment ...
  • An inter-model comparison for wave interactions with sea dikes on shallow foreshores 

    Gruwez, Vincent; Altomare, Corrado; Suzuki, T.; Streicher, Maximilian; Cappietti, Lorenzo; Kortenhaus, Andreas; Troch, Peter (MDPI, 2020-12)
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    Three open source wave models are applied in 2DV to reproduce a large-scale wave flume experiment of bichromatic wave transformations over a steep-sloped dike with a mildly-sloped and very shallow foreshore: (i) the ...
  • Alternative manoeuvres to reduce ship scour 

    Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la; Mujal Colilles, Anna; Llull Marroig, Antoni Ignaci; Moncunill Marimon, Jorge; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier (Cambridge University Press, 2020-08-03)
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    Scouring and sedimentation effects on the seabed induced by ship propellers during ship manoeuvring near harbour structures affect both structure stability and ship manoeuvring capabilities. This contribution proposes ...
  • 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 ...

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