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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 972650, 15 pages
Research Article

Characteristics of Wave Reflection for Vertical and Slit Caissons with Porous Structures

1Department of Civil Engineering, Hanbat National University, San 16-1, Duckmyoung-dong, Daejeon 305-719, Republic of Korea
2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea

Received 3 January 2012; Accepted 16 March 2012

Academic Editor: M. F. El-Amin

Copyright © 2012 Tae-Hwa Jung et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Offshore structures are occasionally located at a relatively deep water region, the outside of breakwater. In this case, these structures may be damaged by the supposition of incident and reflected waves from a vertical breakwater. To prevent the damage, the reflected waves are controlled by installing porous structures at the face of the vertical breakwater. In this study, numerical experiments are carried out to identify the characteristics of wave reflection from the porous structures installing in front of a vertical or slit caisson.