A re-evaluation of previously published breaking wave data is used to develop a relationship for the maximum breaker height in terms of the depth in which the wave breaks, breaker steepness and the local beach slope. This relationship is used with the breaker travel distance equation of Galvin, 1968 to estimate the maximum breaker height to which a coastal structure might be subjected. In addition, the range of depths in which a wave of given height will break is found. An example problem is presented to illustrate the use of the general maximum breaker height design curves. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (13th), Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 10-14 Jul 72, ch21 p419-432 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Coastal Engineering Research Center

    Vicksburg, MS  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Weggel, J R
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051789
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERC-Reprint-8-73
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM