Type D


Physical model is performed reproducing at small-scale portions of the coast, maritime structures or devices, in order to study their interaction with the wave motion. The experimental approach leads to a reliable assessment of the structural performance, avoiding economic, social and environmental damages due to design mistakes. Possible applications:

Evaluation of overtopping behind seawalls;
Verification of the stability of the armour layer of seawalls and breakwaters in general;
Estimation of transmission and reflection coefficients;
Measurement of piling-up;
Measurement of impact forces and pressures acting on wave walls, caissons and maritime engineering works in general;
Morphodynamics of sandy, gravel and mixed beaches;
Estimation of the efficiency of devices for converting sea energy.