Event ranking methods for calculation of 100-year wave runup on levees at Oakland International Airport, California

Jeremy David Bricker, Philip Mineart, Sathish Murugaiah, John Paxton, Rajendram Arulnathan, Samuel Won, Frank Lobedan

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    Abstract

    In the design of coastal protection structures like levees and seawalls, two important parameters are the design water level and wave height. The design water level determines the required crest height and strength of the structure. The design wave height is used to determine the type of armor necessary to protect the structure from wave attack. Determining the design water level and wave height requires a long time series of water level and wave height data. A rigorous analysis would use hydrodynamic and wave models to determine the hourly water levels and wave heights at the toe of the structure, over a period of many years. However, constraints in budget, time, or computational resources often make this type of analysis impractical. An alternative is to develop an event ranking method to identify the most intense annual storm events, then analyze only those storms in detail. This paper describes two such ranking methods, one of which was applied to Oakland International Airport and shown to work well when compared with results from rigorous hourly two-dimensional wave modeling.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCoastal Engineering Practice - Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Coastal Engineering Practice
    Pages580-593
    Number of pages14
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 21
    Event2011 Conference on Coastal Engineering Practice - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: 2011 Aug 212011 Aug 24

    Publication series

    NameCoastal Engineering Practice - Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Coastal Engineering Practice

    Conference

    Conference2011 Conference on Coastal Engineering Practice
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period11/8/2111/8/24

    Keywords

    • Airports and airfields
    • California
    • Levees and dikes
    • Wave runup

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oceanography
    • Ocean Engineering

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