Reef Type Breakwaters for Shoreline Stabilization

by Edward T. Fulford, US Army Corps of Engineers, Planning, Div, Baltimore, MD, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


The function of reef type breakwaters as a shoreline stabilization measure and the response of the shoreline to these structures are discussed. The application and effectiveness of reef type breakwaters for shorelines typical of the Chesapeake Bay are compared to conventional shoreline stabilization measures. The functional design and typical construction costs of reef type breakwaters are discussed.

Subject Headings: Reefs and sills | Wave diffraction | Structural stability | Construction costs | Coastal management | Ocean waves | Groins (structure) | Bays

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