PERFORMANCE OF TETHERED FLOAT BREAKWATERS IN DEEP OCEAN WAVES

This report describes the results of employing the predictive model to investigate performance in deep water with ocean waves. A tethered float breakwater is used throughout the experiment. This enables the researchers to find out: (1) the effects of selected float diameter on breakwater size; (2) number of rows for a given diameter and height reduction requirement; (3) maximum mooring force per unit length; (4) tether length; (5) breakwater beam; (6) and estimates of performance and maximum mooring force under conditions exceeding the design spectrum.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by California State Dept. of Navigation and Ocean Development, Sacramento.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, San Diego

    Institute of Marine Resources
    La Jolla, CA  USA  92037

    California State Dept of Navigation & Ocean Devel

    Sacramento, CA  USA  95814

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852
  • Authors:
    • Seymour, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143650
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IMR-76-4, Sea Grant Pub-46
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-04-5-158-20
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1977 12:00AM