Accession Number:

AD0756210

Title:

Wave Transmission and Mooring Force Tests of Floating Breakwater, Oak Harbor, Washington: Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 69-Mar 70,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted on a 11-scale model of a twin-pontoon floating breakwater, proposed for construction at Oak Harbor, Wash., to determine its effectiveness in attenuating wave action and to determine the magnitude of the mooring forces. Chain- and pile-type mooring systems were tested in conjunction with the proposed floating breakwater to determine the effectiveness of the proposed structure in reducing the existing wave heights the mooring forces for both the chain- and pile-type mooring systems whether the proposed breakwater and mooring system would oscillate in resonance with the existing wave conditions and the natural period of oscillation of the proposed breakwater, while unrestrained in still water. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE