S-Space College of Engineering/Engineering Practice School (공과대학/대학원) Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering (건설환경공학부) Journal Papers (저널논문_건설환경공학부)
Wave Reflection from Partially-Perforated-Wall Caisson Breakwater
- Suh, Kyung-Duck; Park, Jae Kil; Park, Woo Sun
- Issue Date
- Ocean Engineering 33(2), 264-280
- Breakwaters; Laboratory tests; Numerical models; Perforated-wall caisson; Water waves; Wave reflection
- In 1995, Suh and Park developed a numerical model that computes the reflection of regular waves from a fully-perforated-wall caisson breakwater. This paper describes how to apply this model to a partially-perforated-wall caisson and irregular waves. To examine the performance of the model, existing experimental data are used for regular waves, while a laboratory experiment is conducted in this study for irregular waves. The numerical model based on a linear wave theory tends to over-predict the reflection coefficient of regular waves as the wave nonlinearity increases, but such an over-prediction is not observed in the case of irregular waves. For both regular and irregular waves, the numerical model slightly over- and under-predicts the reflection coefficients at larger and smaller values, respectively, because the model neglects the evanescent waves near the breakwater.