Pneumatic Breakwaters to Protect Dredges

by J.L. Green,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 2, Pg. 67-88

Document Type: Journal Paper


Curtain of air bubbles from submerged pipe will materially reduce heights of waves that are not longer than 5 times their depth; tests of pneumatic breakwaters and models indicate their inability to protect dredges from long ocean swells off New Jersey shore; British air distributor might improve performance; results of model tests and full scale tests.

Subject Headings: Full-scale tests | Pneumatic systems | Breakwaters | Dredging | Dredged materials | Scale models | Submerging | Pipelines | New Jersey | United States

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