Hovering Breakwater

by R. L. Wiegel, (M.ASCE),
H. W. Shen, (A.M.ASCE),
J. D. Cumming,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 23-50

Document Type: Journal Paper


Bag filled with water that hovered with its top just afloat was tested in laboratory and in San Francisco Bay; it appeared to be more effective for wind waves at their limit of stability encountered in bay than for swell type waves of laboratory; mechanism by which breakwater attenuated waves was not determined, although it behaved in part as nonlinear process.

Subject Headings: Wind waves | Bays | Water management | Breakwaters | Breaking waves | Wave attenuation | Nonlinear waves

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