WAVE FORCES ON ARMOR BLOCKS

M.A. Losada, R. Medina, M. Alejo
1988 Coastal Engineering Proceedings  
Experimental measurements of hydrodynamic forces on a cubic block near the bottom under solitary waves were carried out. Horizontal and vertical forces were recorded and instantaneous and averaged values of hydrodynamic coefficients CD, C" and C,_ for different boundary conditions, gap between block and bottom, e, and two or three-dimensional flow, were obtained. Horizontal and vertical forces were found to depend strongly on e/D, where D is the block side . Instantaneous values of hydrodynamic
more » ... ues of hydrodynamic coefficients vary considerably during the wave passage and differ appreciably from the averaged coefficients.
doi:10.9753/icce.v21.184 fatcat:rzj4g77v7zcw7lh46hwkex5hse