Accession Number:

ADA059727

Title:

The Behavior of an Inclined Pontoon Breakwater in Water Waves.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Nov 76-Apr 78,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The inclined pontoon breakwater, or sloping float breakwater, is a row of bargelike pontoons moored so that, at rest, the shoreward ends, which are ballasted, rest on the seafloor while the seaward ends, which are buoyant, project slightly above the water surface. The development of a prediction technique for wave attenuation, motion, and mooring forces was initiated with the formulation of an analytical model. Experiments in a wave tank with a hinged plate were conducted, and the results confirm certain elements of the mathematical model. Data on wave transmission and mooring forces were obtained from initial experiments with a model barge pontoon. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Marine Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE