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Title: Laboratory study of breaking wave forces on piles
Authors: National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of California, Berkeley. Wave Research Laboratory
United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Hall, Michael Alexander
Keywords: Water waves
Circular piling
Pile structures
Force measurement
Issue Date: Aug-1958
Publisher: United States, Beach Erosion Board
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no.106.
Description: Technical Memorandum
Abstract: Model studies were performed to investigate the forces of breaking waves on piles located on a sloping beach. A suitable dynamometer was developed and measurements were made for a number of different wave conditions on a single beach slope (of 1:10) and for two different pile diameters. The resulting maximum forces are presented in dimensionless form for convenience. The data appear insufficient to permit extrapolation of these data to larger size piles and waves, as might occur in the ocean. These studies were performed in the 1 foot wide by 60 feet long wave channel in the Mechanics Building of the University of California.
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