Wave Trapping by Trapezoidal Porous Breakwater

  • Santanu KoleyEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The trapping of normally incident free surface water waves by a porous trapezoidal breakwater is studied in the context of two-dimensional linearized and potential water wave theory. The trapezoidal porous breakwater is situated at a finite distance away from the leeward rigid wall. The mathematical solution of the related boundary value problem is obtained using the well-known boundary element method. The flow of the water through the porous medium is modeled using Sollitt and Cross model for thick porous structure (see [13]). A number of important physical parameters such as wave loads on the rigid wall, reflection coefficient, and free surface elevations are calculated and discussed in detail.


Porosity Breakwater Boundary element method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Birla Institute of Technology and Science—PilaniHyderabad CampusHyderabadIndia

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