TETHERED FLOAT BREAKWATER: A TEMPORARY WAVE PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR OPEN OCEAN CONSTRUCTION

Marine construction costs are strongly influenced by the local wave climate. Some of the effects of the use of a transportable breakwater on these costs are examined. The tethered float breakwater, a transportable ocean based system under development by a Federal/State consortium, is described and the current program status reviewed. Representative incident and transmitted wave climates are selected and the factors leading to hardware design choices to meet these requirements are presented. The resultant breakwater design is described and a range of operating costs is projected for a commercial wave abatement service. Typical offshore construction applications are illustrated. A program for commercial development of a tethered float breakwater for marine construction is suggested.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 253-264

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V2, OTC 2545 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM