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2018 11:10 AM

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Abstract

Wave deflectors can be placed on the crests of embankment dams to improve the safety against overtopping and in the case of unsufficient freeboard. In the most cases, these elements are concrete blocks, which can withstand the water pressure and wind wave impact due to their dead weight. This paper includes recommendations for the dimensioning and design of these structural members. Experiences and Advantages/disadvantages of special shapes and constructions are discussed.

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May 16th, 11:10 AM

Wave Deflectors to Reduce the Run-up and Overtopping at Embankment Dams

Wave deflectors can be placed on the crests of embankment dams to improve the safety against overtopping and in the case of unsufficient freeboard. In the most cases, these elements are concrete blocks, which can withstand the water pressure and wind wave impact due to their dead weight. This paper includes recommendations for the dimensioning and design of these structural members. Experiences and Advantages/disadvantages of special shapes and constructions are discussed.