Accession Number:

ADA165713

Title:

Design and Installation of Nearshore Ocean Cable Protection Systems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND WASHINGTON DC CHESAPEAKE DIV

Report Date:

1979-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

417.0

Abstract:

This handbook deals with the protection of that portion of an ocean cable system which passes through the nearshore zone. This zone is defined as an indefinite area that extends seaward from the shoreline to well beyond the breaker zone. For the purpose of this work, the outer limit of this zone has been established as the distance from shore at which the water depth is great enough that the hydrodynamic effects of storm waves no longer represent a potential danger to the bottom-resting cable. Although this gives a rationale for establishing the nearshore zone, the extent of this region depends on specific site conditions. It could extend offshore to a water depth of at least 100 feet or as much as 600 feet Valent and Brackett, 1976. The information presented in this handbook is directed primarily toward future cable installations however, many of the protection systems and most of the design theory can easily be adapted for use in repair of existing installations.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE