Physical model testing for coastal structures

Physical model testing is an essential step in the process of designing coastal structures such as breakwaters, dikes, bed protections and storm surge barriers. The lecture will give an overview of physical model facilities, measurement techniques, examples of applied research projects and innovations in projects for the design of coastal structures. The lecture is focused on coastal structures projects in laboratory facilities at Deltares, Delft, The Netherlands, including the wave flume with the highest human-made waves in world.


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