Update of the eurotop neural network tool: Improved prediction of wave overtopping

Barbara Zanuttigh, Sara Mizar Formentin, Jentsje W. Van Der Meer

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The goal of this work is to present a synthesis of the improvements and updates developed to deliver the final version of the ANN tool adopted by the second edition of the wave overtopping manual, EurOtop, released on the internet in 2016. This tool consists of three identical but independent ANNs able to predict the main parameters representative of the wave-structure interaction processes, i.e. The mean wave overtopping discharge, the wave transmission and the wave reflection coefficients. The contribution focuses on the modifications of the ANN architecture carried out since the last ICCE conference to achieve an optimized representation of the wave overtopping, especially in case of low and extreme values of the overtopping discharge. The consistency of the ANN predictions is assessed through an artificial dataset including geometrical and climate input parameters that are varied with continuity, while the robustness of the tool is checked by applying the ANN to selected geometries excluded from the training database.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2016
EditorsP. Lynett
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ISBN (Electronic)9780989661133
ISBN (Print)978-1-5108-4408-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 17 Nov 201620 Nov 2016
Conference number: 35

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering


Conference35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering
Abbreviated title ICCE 2016
Internet address


  • Artificial neural networks
  • Database
  • Generalization
  • Training
  • Wave overtopping
  • Wave reflection
  • Wave transmission


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