Bulking coefficients of aerated flow during wave overtopping simulation on protected land-side slopes
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Post hurricane Katrina there has been more interest in erosion on the landward side of levees resulting from wave overtopping during storm events. The development of wave overtopping simulators has enabled more rigorous evaluation of levee armoring alternatives under controlled conditions similar to those on levees. Steady state overtopping studies have demonstrated a reduction in shear stress due to air entrainment in the flow. There has not been an evaluation of air entrainment during wave overtopping simulation. For this reason, a study was conducted to quantify flow bulking occurring ...