The wave breaking phenomena as a tool for environmental friendly shore protection

Kabdasli M., Turker U.

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, cilt.46, ss.153-160, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.153-160


An experimental study was carried out to evaluate the rate of energy dissipation during wave breaking and the dependence of dissipation on the breaker type. The splash mechanism that occurs just after the breaking is also examined based on knowledge of external and macroscopic properties of breakers only. During the experiments, it is observed that most of the energy is dissipated while the water jet formed during wave breaking hits the water surface. It has been found that the percentage of wave energy dissipated in plunging type waves is larger than in spilling type waves.