Wave Overtopping on Chicago Shoreline Revetment

This paper revisits 2-D physical model wave-topping results for unique steel sheet pile vertical walled and concrete-stepped revetments along the Chicago, Illinois, USA shoreline. To provide design guidance, the U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center’s Coastal and Hydraulic Laboratory, performers of the physical model studies, developed a predictive formula applying multiple regression analysis. This formula lacks separation of some key parameters including revetment width and toe beam effects. Therefore, this paper applies dimensional analysis to the existing site-specific physical model data in an attempt to improve the predictive formula.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 542-554
  • Monograph Title: Coastal Structures 2003

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01003532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407339
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2005 12:37PM