Van der Meer Consulting B.V.


Open course ware; Downloads - Papers and presentations

Most papers published by Van der Meer and co-authors are available for download. They have been categorised by subject. Many papers have been presented at conferences and some PowerPoint presentations are available for download. Presentations smaller than 10 Mb have been given at the same location as the download of the paper. Larger presentations are available for download at Large presentations.

Special topics

2021 Van der Meer, J.W. Rock armour slope stability under wave attack; the Van der Meer formula revisited. JCHS, Vol. 1, 2021, 8. DOI: (704 kB)
2016 Van der Meer, J.W. and S. Sigurdarson. Design and construction of berm breakwaters. Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering - Volume 40. World Scientific. Since November 2019 free for download (29 MB)
2018 EurOtop (2018) Manual on wave overtopping of sea defences and related structures. An overtopping manual largely based on European research, but for worldwide application. Van der Meer, J.W., Allsop, N.W.H., Bruce, T., De Rouck, J., Kortenhaus, A., Pullen, T., Schüttrumpf, H., Troch, P. and Zanuttigh, B., (25 MB)
2014 Van der Meer, J.W. From test to practice. Inaugural address as professor of Coastal Structures and Ports at UNESCO-IHE, Delft. English (8181 kb); Dutch (8444 kb); PowerPoint presentation
  1. Risk assessment
  2. Design conditions
  3. Stability of coastal structures
    1. Dikes, levees and embankments and the Wave Overtopping Simulator
    2. Rock slopes
    3. Breakwater armour
    4. Berm breakwaters
    5. Low-crested structures
    6. Vertical structures
    7. Toe structures
  4. Functional design of coastal structures
    1. Wave overtopping and wave run-up
    2. Wave transmission
    3. Wave reflection