Accession Number:

ADA285379

Title:

Investigation of Wave Grouping Effects on the Stability of Stone- Armored, Rubble-Mound Breakwaters

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

High sea waves tend to appear in groups rather than individually. Because of the nature of wave grouping, it appears that it may be an important influence on the stability of rubble-mound structures. The research documented in this report was conducted to obtain a better understanding of the effects of wave grouping on the stability of stone armor when used on breakwater trunks. Results of this study show stability to be influenced by wave period, spectral width, and wave grouping intensity. Levels of wave grouping tested herein are achievable at some, but not all, prototype locations therefore, results should be applied on a case-by-case basis. Armor stability, Breakwater, Stone armor, Wave grouping

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE