Pneumatic Breakwaters to Protect Dredges

by J.L. Green,


Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 2, Pg. 67-88


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Curtain of air bubbles from submerged pipe will materially reduce heights of waves that are not longer than 5 times their depth; tests of pneumatic breakwaters and models indicate their inability to protect dredges from long ocean swells off New Jersey shore; British air distributor might improve performance; results of model tests and full scale tests.

Subject Headings: Breakwaters | Dredging | Model tests | Pneumatic systems | Full-scale tests | Dredged materials | Scale models | Pipe materials | Pipelines | Submerging | Material tests | New Jersey | North America | United States

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