TFB: A TRANSPORTABLE OPEN OCEAN BREAKWATER

The paper describes a unique floating breakwater under joint development by California and the Navy. The transportability of the system makes it applicable for temporary protection of offshore construction projects, as well as for a number of permanent installations where conventional breakwaters are not feasible. The results of the development program are described, including the successful demonstration of limited fetch breakwater in San Diego Bay. Plans for an ocean scale experiment during the next year are outlined. Recommendations are presented for the commercial development of the system to meet national needs-both commercial and military.

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  • Pagination: p. 723-725

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  • Accession Number: 00129220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM