Designing Floating Wave Attenuators for Long Period Waves

The design for the Lummi Nation's fishing harbor in Washington State challenges the notion that a floating wave attenuator system cannot be used to successfully mitigate longer period waves. Designers posited that a pair of attenuators working in tandem could successfully overcome longer wave periods. This theory was then verified through three-dimensional physical model testing. By modeling and confirming the solution's validity, the designers have formulated a simple, closed-form analytical tool for planning and designing other attenuator systems that can be employed in conditions that experience wave periods up to approximately 6 seconds.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 706-715
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2013: Success through Diversification

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  • Accession Number: 01522256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413067
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Mar 24 2014 3:02PM