A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A WAVE-POWERED DEVICE FOR MOVING SAND,
ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C
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A model of a wave-powered, sand-moving device, suggested by the staff of U. S. Rubber Company Research Center, was tested for feasibility as a dredging device in 1965. Tests were made at a 115 scale. Waves with prototype periods of 5 to 15 seconds were tested. Wave heights varied from 1.1 to 4.4 prototype feet in prototype offshore depths of 38.7, 34.5, and 30 feet. Results indicate the device, at least in its present form, is unsuitable for moving sand shoreward from offshore sources, and further testing in the prototype is not justified. Despite disappointing results, operation of the device illustrates the possibility of a great potential for utilization of wave power.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography