Experimental determination of the friction coefficient for estimating sea storm induced

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RIVISTA: Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary

ANNO: 2018

AUTORI: Milella M., Scardino G., Piscitelli A., De Giosa F., Locuratolo G., Barracane G.

KEYWORD: Boulders, waves, friction coefficient


The presence of numerous boulders on rocky coast is linked to phenomena of detachment and deposit due to the occur-rence of sea storms. Currently, several hydrodynamic equations are known in the bibliography to estimate the wave height able to dis-place them, applying geometric parameters and hydrodynamic coefficients. A new methodological approach intends to consider the minimum energy required for the linear movement of a boulder along a weakly sloping rocky surface as a function of the friction coefficient.