American Society of Civil Engineers


An OCEANWHEEL Breakwater


by Mark E. Capron

pp. 171-178

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Ports ’86
Abstract: The compression wall and tension spoke structural system (OCEANWHEEL) transfers lateral loads from sea surface to seafloor efficiently. It promises a wide variety of uses beyond the described breakwater. The design and construction of a sample structure is sketched in sufficient detail for economic comparisons with other systems. The sample combines tension piles and concrete fabric forms with OCEANWHEEL to make a breakwater in 15m (50 ft) water depth. The design wave height is 6m (20 ft).


ASCE Subject Headings:
Breakwaters
Bulkheads
Caissons
Design
Harbor facilities
Retaining structures
Sheet piles
Wave action

Author Keywords:
BREAKWATERS
PILES - PORT STRUCTURES - Concrete - STRUCTURAL DESIGN
CONCRETE FABRIC FORMS - OCEANWHEEL BREAKWATER - TENSION PILES