Wave Overtopping Flow Analysis
Overtopping events can result in threat to human lives, damage of property and infrastructure, and economic losses. A good knowledge of the physics of wave overtopping is therefore necessary to improve the safety of coastal structures and to minimize the potential risks. To cover the knowledge gap for wave overtopping of steep low-crested structures, new wave overtopping physical model tests have been performed on smooth slopes. A new average overtopping prediction formula for steep low-crested structures with an improved accuracy is presented. The paper also presents a new probability distribution of the individual overtopping volumes for this type of structures.