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Title: Determination of mooring load and transmitted wave height for a floating tire breakwater
Authors: Giles, Michael L.
Eckert, James W.
Keywords: Breakwaters
Floating tire breakwater
Monochromatic waves
Mooring force
Wave height
Wave transmission
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical aid : ; no. 79-4.
Description: Technical Aid
Abstract: Floating tire breakwaters (FTB) are being used to protect and improve small-craft harbors, and as the need for additional mooring space increases, FTB's are often being placed in locations exposed to larger waves. Other uses for FTB's include protection of construction operations, protection of dredges, and beach stabilization. Methods for predicting the anchor loading for the transmitted wave height, as well as the Goodyear module FTB, are presented. These methods are based on laboratory tests that used full-scale monochromatic wave conditions typical of partially sheltered bodies of water. Wave transmission is given as a function of the ratio of the breakwater width to incident wavelength. The mooring load is also given as a function of incident wave height. Design curves and procedures are presented for determining the breakwater width required to obtain a desired degree of wave attenuation, and for determining the mooring loads for each anchor line. Various anchor types are discussed to aid in the design of an anchor system.
Rights: Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited
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