Estimation of wave run-up on smooth , impermeable slopes using the wave momentum flux parameter

  title={Estimation of wave run-up on smooth , impermeable slopes using the wave momentum flux parameter},
  author={Steven A. Hughes},
This paper re-examines existing wave run-up data for regular, irregular and solitary waves on smooth, impermeable plane slopes. A simple physical argument is used to derive a new wave run-up equation in terms of a dimensionless wave parameter representing the maximum, depth-integrated momentum flux in a wave as it reaches the toe of the structure slope. This parameter is a physically relevant descriptor of wave forcing having units of force. The goal of the study was to provide an estimation… CONTINUE READING

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