overtopping


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overtopping

[′ō·vər‚täp·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
The flow of water over a dam or embankment.
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Extensive hydraulic testing was performed at the Engineering Research Center at Colorado State University and included steady state overtopping, levee wave overtopping, hydraulic jump, debris resistance and performance in a damaged state.
It is to be noted that RCC dams are resistant against overtopping and cavity phenomenon is the cause of break in these types of dams.
Briefly, he held that the frequently dichotomous branching of early land plants was derived from forked (dichotomously branched) marine algae, and that both stem and leaf in the higher plants were derived by an overtopping process.
Concerns about overtopping are directly related to a larger issue that ARS is involved in through studies on water quality and management: aging of small dams.
Most fail within days of being formed, around 80 per cent of these from overtopping.
Future storms remain a concern, as officials acknowledge the system likely would not prevent levee overtopping in the event of a category 3 or stronger hurricane.
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Wave overtopping allows flood waters to pass over the crest of the defences, washing away the unbound car parking surface and, potentially, to penetrate inland threatening property and infrastructure.
The settlement is related to the alleged failures and overtopping of levees and other flood and water control structures during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Seafronts, quaysides and jetties should be avoided due to the risk of overtopping by waves and wind-blown shingle.
In this two-volume set, papers are arranged in sections pertaining to the following themes: design optimization, breakwaters, use of concrete, coastal management, armor unit placement, development of ports and harbors, planning and renewable, seawalls, renewable schemes, breach structure interactions, foundations, coastal defense, shorelines (adapting to change and measuring change), hydrodynamics, revetments, metocean, overtopping, breakwater stability, and breakwaters, coastal processes, and marine structures.