ANALYSIS OF FLOATING BREAKWATER PERFORMANCE

A two-dimensional-linear theoretical model has been developed which can predict the performance of floating breakwaters of arbitrary cross-sectional shape, including catamarans. This theory is applied to various breakwaters of different shapes and results are compared with measurements from the model tank and prototype installation in the field. These results indicate that the theoretical model may be very useful as a design and research tool and where additional development of the theoretical model is required.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Rockville, Md. Office of Sea Grant and Coastal Engineering Research Center, Fort Belvoir, Va. Pub. in Proceedings of the Symposium on Modeling Techniques, ASCE/San Francisco, Calif., 3-5 Sep 75, p1585-1602 1975. (PC A02)
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Seattle, WA  USA  98105

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852

    Coastal Engineering Research Center

    Vicksburg, MI  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Adee, B H
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WSG-TA-75-22, NOAA-76062918
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM