Stability Tests of Proposed Rubble-Mound Breakwaters, Nassau Harbor, Bahamas; Hydraulic Model Investigation,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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Three series of model tests were conducted in a wave flume 5 ft wide, 4 ft deep, and 119 ft long, using linear scales of 155.0, 146.5, and 142.5, to determine the stability of proposed rubble-mound breakwaters with cover layers composed of tribar armor units. The stability of the breakwater sections, as a function of wave height, was observed visually and the heights of waves on the harborside of the test sections generated by wave overtopping and wave energy that was transmitted through voids in the upper portions of the breakwaters, were measured by an electrical wavegage and oscillograph assembly.
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