Journal of Marine Science and Application

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 261–275 | Cite as

Hydrodynamic characteristics of three rows of vertical slotted wall breakwaters

  • Majed O. Alsaydalani
  • Mohammed A. N. Saif
  • Medhat M. Helal
Article

Abstract

In this study, we examine the hydrodynamic characteristics of three rows of vertical slotted wall breakwaters in which the front and middle walls are permeable and partially immersed in a water channel of constant depth, whereas the third wall is impermeable. The wave–structure interaction and flow behavior of this type of breakwater arrangement are complicated and must be analyzed before breakwaters can be appropriately designed. To study the hydrodynamic breakwater performance, we developed a mathematical model based on the eigenfunction expansion method and a least squares technique for predicting wave interaction with three rows of vertical slotted wall breakwaters. We theoretically examined the wave transmission, reflection, energy loss, wave runup, and wave force under normal regular waves. Comparisons with experimental measurements show that the mathematical model results adequately reproduce most of the important features. The results of this investigation provide a better understanding of the hydrodynamic performance of triple-row vertical slotted wall breakwaters.

Keywords

slotted breakwaters mathematical models transmission coefficient reflection coefficient energy-loss coefficient wave runup wave force 

具有垂直开槽壁的三排防波堤结构水动力特性研究

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Majed O. Alsaydalani
    • 1
  • Mohammed A. N. Saif
    • 1
  • Medhat M. Helal
    • 2
  1. 1.Civil Engineering DepartmentUmm Al-Qura UniversityMakkahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Engineering Mathematics and PhysicsZagazig UniversityZagazigEgypt

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