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Title: Effects of reflective walls in harbors--a case study
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Reflective walls
Wave energy
Wave pattern
Burns Harbor, Indiana
Rubble mound
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical note
Introduction: The reflection of surface waves from vertical walls and the resultant standing wave pattern are well-known phenomena in coastal engineering. The use of vertical sheet pile retaining walls, as opposed to rubble revetments, in the construction of harbor facilities is commonplace because it allows maximum draft adjacent to the shore facilities at comparatively low cost. The underlying assumption in designing a vertical wall is that the incident wave energy is sufficiently low during acceptable operational windows that the vessels and loading facilities can tolerate the incident plus reflected wave energy.
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