Offshore Breakwaters

by R. Silvester,


Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 3, Pg. 1-15


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Determination of height and pattern of waves diffracted by infinitely long breakwater, or by breakwater gap; correct results obtainable at distances in shadow zone many wavelengths from breakwater, but within area of three wavelengths results are erroneous; model tests for wave patterns with two different lengths of breakwater and waves of different steepnesses.

Subject Headings: Breakwaters | Wave diffraction | Wavelength | Model tests | Breaking waves | Offshore structures

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