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Title: Model study of locations for a proposed breakwater in San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico
Authors: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical memorandum
General: This memorandum constitutes a complete report on the results of experiments conducted at the U. S. Waterways Experiment Station on the model of San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico. The general purpose of the study was to determine the relative effectiveness of various proposed breakwater install at ions for protecting a proposed seaplane harbor at San Juan (see plates 1 and 3-22) against unfavorable wave action; it was expected that the elimination of the unfavorable wave action would be accomplished by either absorbing the energy of the wave or deflecting the wave energy away from the seaplane harbor. The 1-to-100-scale fixed-bed model reproduced that part of San Juan Harbor seaward of a line from Catano Point to Isla Grande, and the adjacent part of the Atlantic Ocean within the limits 3800 ft. north of Morro Point, 1700 ft. east of Morro Point, and 1 000 ft. west of Palo Seco Point. Storm waves of 8, 15, 19, and 24 ft. in height were simulated on the model during the testing program.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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