Offshore Breakwaters

by Richard Silvester,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1959, Vol. 124, Issue 1, Pg. 356-365

Document Type: Journal Paper


Determination of height and pattern of waves diffracted by infinitely long breakwater, or by breakwater gap; correct results obtainable at distances in shadow zone many wavelengths from breakwater, but within area of three wavelengths results are erroneous; model tests for wave patterns with two different lengths of breakwater and waves of different steepnesses.

Subject Headings: Offshore structures | Breakwaters | Wave diffraction | Wavelength | Breaking waves

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