Wave Overtopping - short course, Liverpool

4 September, 2017 | 10:00 - 17:30

Wave Overtopping - Short Course
Wave Overtopping - Short Course

About this event

Limiting wave overtopping is often the most important requirement for sea defences, reclamation seawalls, and many breakwaters. The methods to predict overtopping that need to be used in design are varying in complexity, and have changed over time. This course is focussed on clarifying and applying the revised methods in the EurOtop 2 manual, with emphasis on discussing the practical application of new or revised methods and tools. The course will be given by recognised international experts, supported by engineers with hand-on experience of using the methods (old and new) in practical studies.

This short course will describe the main changes to the 2nd Edition of the manual, introduce advances in the accompanying calculation tools, and highlight use of the methods in practice.It is aimed at engineers and analysts who need to understand wave overtopping processes and prediction methods, including consultants, flood risk management specialists, seawall and breakwater designers and owners.

The EurOtop Manual launched in 2007 consolidated guidance in UK, Netherlands and Germany on methods to predict wave overtopping at seawalls, breakwaters and other shoreline defences. It has become the leading international guidance on wave overtopping prediction and is cited in many manuals. In 2016, the authors released an update to extend and improve knowledge and methods, freely downloadable at overtopping-manual.com.

This course is the first day of the Institution of Civil Engineers' prestigious ICE Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters conference.

The course will be presented by:

  • Professor William Allsop (HR Wallingford and University of Southampton)
  • Professor Jentsje van der Meer (Van der Meer Consulting, UNESCO –IHE)
  • Professor Tom Bruce (University of Edinburgh)
  • Professor Barbara Zanuttigh (University of Bologna)
  • Professor Leopoldo Franco (University of Rome III)
  • Tom Hunt (CH2M)
  • Eunice Silva (HR Wallingford)

Course outline*

Introduction to the course and wave overtopping
Professor William Allsop

Outline of changes to EurOtop2
Professor Jentsje van der Meer

Overtopping of vertical walls
Professors Tom Bruce and Leo Franco

Admissible overtopping
Professor William Allsop

Practical use case studies
Tom Hunt and Eunice Silva

Use of the new Neural Network tool
Professor Barbara Zanuttigh

Use of BAYONET GPE
Eunice Silva

Other recent research / new advances
Professor Tom Bruce

Concluding discussion and closure
All presenters

*Subject to minor changes

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