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Coastal Waves Hindcast in Hong Kong


Miss Cheung Yuet Ying

MPhil candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Date & Time

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

3:00 am


Via Zoom


Waves generated from typhoons are one of the major natural threats to Hong Kong. This complicated weather system brings hazardous waves to the coastal low-lying regions which are hard to be predicted. To combat against the waves, a study on the potential of multiple-row breakwaters using large-scale domain numerical simulations, the Simulating WAves Nearshore model, in enhancing wave cancellation capability and protecting coastal areas under real-world oceanic conditions in Ap Lei Chau was carried out. With the implementation of multiple-row floating breakwaters, improvements in terms of a reduction of transmitted wave heights in normal and typhoon conditions are observed in the simulation results.

Research Areas:

Natural & Built Environment

Contact for


Prof. K.W. Chow

+(852) 3917 2641

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