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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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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