Rubble-Mound Breakwater Wave-Attenuation and Stability Test, Burns Waterway Harbor, Indiana
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
Pagination or Media Count:
A two-dimensional model study of the damaged Burns Waterway Harbor break-water was conducted. The 136-scale undistorted flume tests were used to evaluate various repair options that included placing a submerged breakwater lakeward of the existing breakwater, attaching a berm breakwater to the lakeside of the structure, the addition of an 18-ton angular stone overlay, and reworking the existing stone into special placement at the crest. Generally, the submerged breakwater and restacking of the existing armor were the least effective approaches to reducing wave transmission whereas the toe berms and large-stone overlays were the most effective. However, the submerged reefs proved to be the most effective in reducing or eliminating damage to the existing breakwater.
- Civil Engineering