Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 127–142, 2017

Special issue: Situational sea awareness technologies for maritime safety...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 127–142, 2017

Research article 30 Jan 2017

Research article | 30 Jan 2017

Wave simulation for the design of an innovative quay wall: the case of Vlorë Harbour

Alessandro Antonini et al.


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Short summary
Hindcasted wave data were used to define proper environmental conditions at sea, with the aim of estimating the design conditions of an innovative quay wall concept. The results of a computational fluid dynamics model are used to optimise the design of a non-reflective quay wall of Vlorë Harbour. The proposed method based on numerical modelling allows for the identification of the best site-specific solution and for a location devoid of any wave measurements.
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