Irregular Wave Runup and Overtoppingby John P. Ahrens, (A.M.ASCE),
Martin F. Titus,
Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 4, Pg. 439-442
Document Type: Journal Paper
A cumulative frequency distribution function for the runup elevation of irregular waves is useful in the design of many coastal structures. Such a relationship would help a designer to quantify trade offs between structure geometry and allowable overtopping. The work of Saville and Battjes suggests that a Rayleigh distribution is a reasonable but somewhat conservative dierstribution for irregular wave runup elevations. This note gives a simple technique for establishing a Rayleigh runup distribution for given wave and structure characteristics and then extends the technique to estimate irregular wave overtopping rates.
Subject Headings: Wave overtopping | Wave runup | Irregular waves | Distribution functions | Frequency distribution | Geometrics | Frequency response | Ocean waves
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