Screen Breakwaters

by A. N. Williams, Univ of Houston, Houston, United States,
W. W. Crull, Univ of Houston, Houston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics

Abstract: The diffraction of water waves by an offshore breakwater consisting of an infinite row of equally-spaced vertical screens is investigated theoretically. The reflected and transmitted wave systems each consist of a finite number of propagating wave components. Reflection coefficients are presented for a variety of angles of wave incidence and screen width-to-spacing ratios.

Subject Headings: Water waves | Wave reflection | Breakwaters | Wave diffraction | Offshore structures | Wave propagation | Hydrologic models

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