ANALYSIS OF FLOATING BREAKWATER MOORING FORCES

A method for analyzing floating-breakwater effectiveness and mooring forces is presented. The mooring-line analysis is based on static equations and is included as a restoring-force term in the equations of motion for the breakwater. Results of the theoretical analysis are compared with model experiments and data obtained in the field. The theory consistently under-predicts mooring forces indicating that further refinement of the analysis is required. Evidence of long-period oscillations in the mooring forces is also presented and discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Coastal Engineering Research Center, Fort Belvoir, Va. Pub. in Ocean Engineering Mechanics, OED-1 pp 77-92 n.d. (PC A02).
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Seattle, WA  USA  98105

    Coastal Engineering Research Center

    Vicksburg, MI  USA 

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852
  • Authors:
    • Adee, B H
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WSG-TA-75-31, NOAA-76062927
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM