Rehabilitation of Vertical Thin-Walled Breakwater

by Craig T. Bishop, Natl Water Research Inst, Burlington, Ont, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


Physical hydraulic model tests were conducted to measure wave transmission and force characteristics of a partial vertical thin-walled breakwater. Tests were run for the breakwater in its as-designed condition as well as in its present deteriorated state in which many of the wave-reflecting panels on its windward face have fallen off. Several options involving the use of a Floating Tire Breakwater (FTB) moored in front of the structure were also tested. A conceptual design was made for an FTB to restore an acceptable wave climate in the lee of the structure.

Subject Headings: Rehabilitation | Breakwaters | Wave forces | Wave climates | Hydraulic models | Composite structures | Physical models | Wave measurement

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