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COASTAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY & RESEARCH

Consultancy areas - Book, manuals and guidelines

Cover book Design and construction of berm breakwaters


Coastal structures are designed with help of books, manuals and guidelines. Through his experience in research and subsequent publication of results Van der Meer has been involved in writing many manuals and guidelines. The most recent ones are a book on berm breakwaters and the second version of EurOtop, see below.

Design and Construction of Berm Breakwaters

Full design information was lacking for berm breakwaters. Van der Meer and Sigudarson have written a book, published by World Scientific, on: Design and Construction of Berm Breakwaters. See for more information www.worldscientific.com. A design spreadsheet is available to design the conceptual cross-section of a berm breakwater.

EurOtop (2016) Manual on wave overtopping of sea defences and related structures. An overtopping manual largely based on European research, but for worldwide application.

EurOtop 2016

Author team EurOtop (2016)
Above: Prof Kortenhaus, Prof Bruce, Prof Allsop, Prof De Rouck;
Below: Prof Troch, Prof Van der Meer and Prof Schüttrumpf
Missing: Dr Pullen and Dr Zanuttigh

The first manual (EurOtop 2007) became a large success through its applicability in practice and through the fact that the Manual can be downloaded for free. The second edition EurOtop (2016) is a large update with Van der Meer as co-author and editor. The edition can be downloaded for free. Also a Calculation Tool is available, as well as videos on simulation of wave overtopping discharges and volumes in reality, www.overtopping-manual.com.

Rock Manual

Van der Meer has been co-author and reviewer of parts of the updated Rock Manual.

PIANC reports

Van der Meer is or has been member of PIANC working groups on:
  • Criteria for the selection of breakwater types and their optimum damage risk level. Working Group MarCom 47.
  • Breakwaters with vertical and inclined concrete walls. Working group 28.
  • Analysis of rubble mound breakwaters. Working group 12.
Van der Meer - The Rock Manual