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 | Breaking waves | Wave overtopping | Ports and harbors | Wave refraction | Model tests | Wave diffraction | Rehabilitation

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