Stability of Rubble-Mound Breakwater Lahaina Harbor, Hawaii.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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A hydraulic model study was conducted to investigate the adequacy of two breakwater sections proposed for Lahaina Harbor, Hawaii. The purpose of the study was to determine the stability of the structure when attacked by the largest waves which may occur in the area, the amount of wave overtopping occurring for the most severe wave condition, and the magnitude of transmitted wave heights associated with a selected range of incident wave conditions. All tests were conducted in a 5-ft-wide, 4-ft-deep, and 119-ft-long concrete wave flume at an undistorted linear scale of 122, model to prototype. It was concluded that both proposed breakwater sections will maintain their structural integrity, meet the nonovertopping criteria, and prevent excessive wave energy transmission through the breakwater.
- Civil Engineering