Wave and Structure Modeling
The focused and solitary wave impact on coastal bridge deck with and without girders are investigated using REEF3D. Maximum vertical force for different airgaps are computed and compared between focused wave and solitary wave impacts. The maximum positive vertical force occurs at different airgaps for deck with girders under the impact of focused and solitary waves of same amplitude. The comparison of maximum forces with theoretical equations shows good match for submerged cases and underestimates when the airgap increases.