PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF A TETHERED FLOAT BREAKWATER

The report describes laboratory experiments at one-half scale using simulated random seas and field tests at full scale of an installation of a dynamic floating breakwater system in a limited fetch situation. An analytical model is described which successfully predicts the performance of any tethered float breakwater configuration, given the incident wave spectrum. The methodology for selecting the arbitrary resistance coefficients in the predictive model is discussed. Predicted and measured performance data for a total of 60 laboratory and field experiments are displayed, covering a very broad range of wave climates.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, San Diego

    Institute of Marine Resources
    La Jolla, CA  USA  92037

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852
  • Authors:
    • Seymour, R J
    • Hanes, D M
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IMR-77-102, NOAA-77051807
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-04-5-158-20
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM