Breakwaters in the Hawaiian Islands

by R.Q. Palmer,


Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 2, Pg. 39-68


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract:

Changes in breakwater design since 1950; practical techniques have been developed for conducting wave hindcasts and refraction and diffraction analyses; new breakwaters and repair of structures in Kawaihae Harbor, Kahului Harbor, and Nawiliwili Harbor; rubble-mound constructions using stone, tetrapods, and tribars; model tests; proper design of head of breakwater and of berms against breaking waves; problems of severe overtopping.



Subject Headings: Breakwaters | Islands | Breaking waves | Wave overtopping | Ports and harbors | Model tests | Wave refraction | Rehabilitation | Wave diffraction

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