Field observations of wave-induced set-up on the French Aquitanian coast

Mohammad Heidarzadeh, Philippe Bonneton, Natalie Bonneton, Marion Tissier

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Abstract

We report and analyze extreme wave-induced set-up heights obtained during a large international field experiment on the Atlantic coast of France. The field experiment associated with a large storm with the maximum offshore wave height of more than 12 m, enabled us to record extreme set-up heights up to 2 m. Such extreme data which are necessary for developing further numerical and analytical studies in this field, were lacking in the literature. Our data agrees reasonably well with existing set-up data reported from other coasts in the world. A good correlation was observed between set-up and offshore wave height. Similar to other coasts, the setup-offshore wave height relationship was linear up to a value of about 1 m. Nonlinear behaviour was observed for higher set-up values. This study will help to further improve and validate the existing analytical and numerical solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering 2009, OMAE2009
Pages233-241
Number of pages9
EditionPART A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2009
Event28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2009 - Honolulu, HI, USA United States
Duration: 31 May 20095 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
NumberPART A
Volume4

Conference

Conference28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2009
Country/TerritoryUSA United States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period31/05/095/06/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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