Comparison of Hydrodynamic Parameters for a Floating Breakwater

by M. Briggs, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, U.S. Army Engr. and Res. Devmt. Ctr., 3909 Halls Ferry Rd., Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199,
W. Ye, American Bureau of Shipping, Offshore Engineering Department, 16855 Northchase Drive, Houston, TX 77060-6008,
Z. Demirbilek, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, U.S. Army Engr. and Res. Devmt. Ctr., 3909 Halls Ferry Rd., Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199,
J. Zhang, Coastal and Ocean Engineering Div., Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-3136,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Breakwaters '99: First International Symposium on Monitoring of Breakwaters

Abstract: The U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center is in the process of developing a Rapidly Installed Breakwater System (RIBS) for use in Joint Logistics Over the Shore Operations (JLOTS). The objective of RIBS is to reduce Sea State 3 (SS3) wave conditions to Sea State 2 for safe vessel operations. The first ocean-scale RIBS was deployed off Cape Canaveral, FL, in May 1999. In this paper, we compare wave transmission coefficients and dynamic pressure distributions predicted by two numerical models with the measured values from the XM99 prototype.

Subject Headings: Breakwaters | Parameters (statistics) | Hydrodynamics | Comparative studies | Water waves | Wave pressure | Hydrologic models | Numerical models | Dynamic pressure | Pressure distribution | Ships | North America | Florida | United States

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