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Title: Floating Breakwater Prototype Test Program : Seattle, Washington
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Seattle District
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Portland District
Nelson, Eric E.
Broderick, Laurie L.
Keywords: Anchor line forces
Field monitoring
Floating breakwaters
Puget Sound (Wash.)
Wave attenuation
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CERC-86-3.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
Abstract: Because of increased interest in the use of floating breakwaters to provide wave protection, the US Army Corps of Engineers initiated the Floating Breakwater Prototype Test Program in February 1981. The objectives of the program, which utilized two types of breakwaters--a concrete box and a pipetire mat--was designed to answer several important engineering questions which included the following: determining the most efficient breakwater for a particular wave climate, predicting the forces that act upon structures and anchoring systems, determining the optimum construction materials, and providing a low-cost means of connecting or rendering the individual breakwater modules. After construction and mooring at an exposed site in Puget Sound, the breakwaters were monitored to evaluate their performance and structural response. The results are being compiled to aid designers of future floating breakwaters.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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