A collection of the 18 papers presented at the Floating Breakwater Conference held in Newport Rhode Island, April 23-25, 1974 is presented. Titles included are: Floating breakwaters--state of the art; Theoretical analysis of floating breakwater performance; The effect of surge, heave and pitch on the performance of a floating breakwater; Tethered float breakwaters; The performance of an offset breakwater configuration in wind-generated waves; A wave barrier concept; Development of hermaphrodite breakwater units utilizing hydrofoils in specific arrangement; Attenuation of wind-generated deep water waves by pneumatic and hydraulic breakwaters; Prototype performance characteristics of a floating breakwater; The 'Seabreaker' floating breakwater; Goodyear scrap tire floating breakwater concepts; The Harris floating breakwater; Scrap tire floating breakwaters; Materials and construction techniques for floating breakwaters; Practical applications of floating breakwaters for small craft harbors; Workshop I: Future uses of floating breakwaters; Workshop II: floating breakwaters for small boat marinas; and a chronological survey of the literature on transportable and floating breakwaters.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Washington Univ., Seattle.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Rhode Island, Kingston

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 227 Water Hall
    Kingston, RI  United States  02881

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  United States  20852

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Seattle, WA  United States  98195
  • Authors:
    • Kowalski, T
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 322 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Marine-TR-24
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-04-3-158-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM