This paper presents basic information on the behavior of bubble breakwaters, drawn from analytical and experimental studies conducted by the author and others in recent years. Design formulae are given for surface velocity and thickness of the horizontal current produced by the bubble curtain; and for the quantity of free air required to suppress waves of known length and height. The effect of an intermittent air supply is examined. Results of the theoretical and experimental investigations lend support to the author's conclusion that the quantity of air required is extreme and that practical difficulties are immense.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Abstract prepared by Texas A&M University.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Conference on Coastal Engineering (11th)

  • Authors:
    • Bulson, P S
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 21 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM