American Society of Civil Engineers


An Experimental and Analytical Study of the Shoreline Response to Non-Parallel Breakwaters in Oblique Waves


by Michael E. McCormick, (U.S. Naval Acad, Annapolis, United States) and Richard W. Gordon, (U.S. Naval Acad, Annapolis, United States)

pp. 251-263

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis (1993)
Abstract: REsults of an experimental and analysis study single breakwaters on oblique waves are presented. Three orientations of the breakwaters are studied, those being parallel to the shoreline, and at plus and minus 45° to the shoreline. The analysis of the experiment is performed using the elliptic shoreline assumption. This analysis is based in data resulting from tests on parallel breakwaters in direct waves. Hence, the best agreement between the experimental and analytical results is for the parallel breakwater orientation .


ASCE Subject Headings:
Shore protection
Shoreline changes
Breakwaters
Sediment transport
Beach erosion
Wave diffraction
Beach accretion

Author Keywords:
Water wave effects
Analysis - Breakwaters - Coastal engineering - Mathematical models - Shore protection
Direct waves - Non parallel breakwaters - Oblique waters - Shoreline response