Home

Visit CIRIA

Visit NERC
 

Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme

Quantitative Assessment Tool for Wind Effect on Wave Overtopping Seawalls

CIRIA Ref:

NERC Ref:

Start Date:

54

NE/R009155/1

01/11/2017

Case Study:

Call Year:

End Date:

N/A

2017

31/12/2018

Research Institution:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Principle Investigator:

Dr Jian Guo Zhou

CO Investigator(s):

Ling Qian, Derek Causon, Clive Mingham, Tim Pullen, N Allsop

Industry Partners:

Royal HaskoningDHV, Environment Agency, EDF Energy, Torbay Council

Hazards

Coastal Flooding, Multi-hazard combinations, Sea level rise, Storms and gales wind

The aim of this innovation project is to develop an effective tool to quantify the influence of wind on wave overtopping of sea defences. The project extended an existing two-fluid model to quantify wind effects, validate this with physical modelling tests and subsequently develop an assessment tool and database. This will better inform allowances made for overtopping than the safety margins adopted nowadays.

Further Information

Website for the project (still under maintanance)

 

Copyright © 2018 Ciria.