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.
- Sponsored in part by California State Dept. of Navigation and Ocean Development, Sacramento.
University of California, San DiegoInstitute of Marine Resources
La Jolla, CA United States 92037
California State Dept of Navigation & Ocean DevelSacramento, CA United States 95814
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD United States 20852
- Seymour, R J
- Publication Date: 1976-1
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Breakwaters; Dynamic loads; Floating breakwaters; Floating structures; Mooring; Ocean currents; Ocean waves; Oceanography; Oceans; Offshore structures; Structural design; Surveys
- Uncontrolled Terms: Floating bodies; Oceanographic surveys
- Old TRIS Terms: Breakwater design; Deep water; Floats; Ocean environments
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- 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