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Title: Two-dimensional tests of wave transmission and reflection characteristics of laboratory breakwaters
Authors: Seelig, William N.
Keywords: Breakwaters
Wave transmission
Wave reflection
Wave transmission coefficients
Coastal structures
Water waves
Ocean waves
Issue Date: Jun-1980
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)) ; no. 80-1.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Monochromatic and irregular wave transmission and reflection measurements were made for various subaerial and submerged breakwater cross sections. These two-dimensional laboratory tests included smooth impermeable breakwaters, rubble-mound breakwaters, and breakwaters armored with dolos units. Wave transmission by overtopping was found to be related to breakwater freeboard wave runup, and breakwater crest width; a method of estimating transmission by overtopping coefficients is presented. The Madsen and White (1976) numerical procedure was found to be an important tool for predicting the amount of transmission through permeable breakwaters. Suggested procedures for estimating transmission coefficients have been incorporated into the computer programs OVER and MADSEN (included as appendixes) and these programs may be used to predict wave transmission coefficients for nonbreaking, breaking, monochromatic, and irregular wave conditions. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
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