Wave transmission and mooring-force characteristics of pipe-tire floating breakwaters

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The results are presented of a series of prototype scale tests of a floating breakwater that incorporates massive cylindrical members (steel or concrete pipes, telephone poles, etc.) in a matrix of scrap truck or automobile tires, referred to as the Pipe-Tire Breakwater (PT-Breakwater). Tests were conducted in the large wave tank at the US Army Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC). Breakwater modules were preassembled at SUNY in Buffalo, New York, and then transported to CERC by truck, where final assembly on location was again performed by SUNY personnel. Wave-tank tests were conducted jointly by CERC and SUNY personnel. A series ... continued below

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Harms, Volker W. & Westerink, Joannes J. October 1, 1980.

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The results are presented of a series of prototype scale tests of a floating breakwater that incorporates massive cylindrical members (steel or concrete pipes, telephone poles, etc.) in a matrix of scrap truck or automobile tires, referred to as the Pipe-Tire Breakwater (PT-Breakwater). Tests were conducted in the large wave tank at the US Army Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC). Breakwater modules were preassembled at SUNY in Buffalo, New York, and then transported to CERC by truck, where final assembly on location was again performed by SUNY personnel. Wave-tank tests were conducted jointly by CERC and SUNY personnel. A series of wave-tank experiments and mooring system load-deflection tests were performed, and are described. Wave-transmission and mooring-load characteristics, based on 402 separate tests, were established and are reported. (LCL)

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  • Report No.: LBL-11778
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/1108708 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1108708
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc867392

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Harms, Volker W. & Westerink, Joannes J. Wave transmission and mooring-force characteristics of pipe-tire floating breakwaters, report, October 1, 1980; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc867392/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.