Assessment of shallow water random wave-induced scour at the trunk section of breakwaters using deep water wind and wave conditions
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OriginalversjonJournal of Coastal Research. 2020, 95 (Special Issue), 289-293. 10.2112/SI95-056.1
This article provides a simple analytical method giving estimates of random wave-induced scour at the trunk section of vertical-wall and rubble-mound breakwaters in shallow water from deep water wind and wave conditions. Results are exemplified by using a Pierson-Moskowitz model wave spectrum for deep water wind waves with the mean wind speed at the 10 m elevation above the sea surface as the parameter. The significant value of the scour depth within a sea state of random waves is provided and an example typical for field conditions is given. The method should serve as a useful tool for assessing shallow water random wave-induced scour based on input from deep water wind and wave conditions.