An experimental study on sand dune cover over a coastal structure
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Copyright 2017 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE). Scaled physical model testing of a hybrid coastal structure concept consisting of a rubble mound with varying sand dune cover thickness was carried out in a wave flume with moveable-bed capabilities. The morphological changes of the sand dune cover over time were captured by laser line scanner measurements and hydrodynamic conditions produced by irregular wave trains were measured by capacitance wave gauges. Results show that the sand layer thickness and its morphological evolution affect hydrodynamic conditions in overtopping critical for the design of such structures.
Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
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Almarshed, B., & Figlus, J.
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