Rincon Offshore Island and Open Causeway

by J.A. Blume,
J.M. Keith,


Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 3, Pg. 61-92


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Design and construction of man-made oil-production island of sand, rock and precast concrete armor in Pacific Ocean offshore from California with causeway connecting it to shoreline; design included alternate economic studies, model tests in wave laboratory, and storm damage and wave runup studies with alternate armor types, materials, densities and slopes; use of special fathometers in control operations for underwater placement.

Subject Headings: Laboratory tests | Model analysis | Construction materials | Offshore construction | Underwater construction | Islands | Precast concrete | Armor units

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