Case Study of Small Harbor Excitation under Storm Conditions

Wave storms crossing the Aegean and Cretan Seas, with significant wave heights exceeding 4m, annually reach the exposed entrance of the Venetian harbor of Chania. The frequent storms are taking a toll on the aging docks, necessitating makeshift measures to prevent scouring and protect the businesses in the perimeter of the harbor. Here, we examine the contribution of resonance to wave amplification in the harbor basin. Wave measurements collected between 2012 and 2015 define the wave climate just offshore and inside the harbor. The resonant frequencies are identified using a high resolution Boussinesq-type numerical model and are validated through the field measurements. The case study offers interesting insight into small harbor wave resonance, for which few real scale studies exist to validate numerical models.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 647-656
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Engineering

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01605593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479902
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:02PM