Berm Breakwaters: Unconventional Rubble-Mound Breakwaters

by D. H. Willis, Hydraulics Lab., Natl. Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
W. F. Baird, (M.ASCE), W. F. Baird & Associates Coastal Engrs., Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
Orville T. Magoon, (M.ASCE), Chf. of Branch; U.S. Army, South Pacific Engrg. Div., 630 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94126,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-663-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-663-6 (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. 292

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Conference information: Seminar at the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information | Ottawa, Canada | September 15-16, 1987

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This book presents a state-of-the-art review of the design, analysis, hydraulic model testing, and prototype experience of a new class of coastal structures that produce economical designs using available quarry material under severe wave attack. Papers discuss how berm type breakwaters differ from conventional layered breakwaters. Design procedures and parameters are reviewed. Prototype berm breakwaters are studied and research needs are identified.

Subject Headings: Breakwaters | Coastal protection structures | Berms | Hydraulic design | Hydraulic models | Hydraulic structures | Structural models | Ocean waves


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