A floating box-type breakwater with slotted barriers
Date of Issue2014
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Floating box-type breakwaters are frequently used for small harbours and marinas. This paper reports a comparative experimental study of the performance of a rectangular floating breakwater with and without slotted barriers. Experimental results showed that the slotted barriers attached to the bottom of a floating box-type breakwater could improve the transmission performance without increasing both the heave and surge motion responses. It was also found that the slotted barriers could reduce the pitch motion responses for shorter waves and increase the pitch motion responses for longer waves.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Journal of hydraulic research
© 2014 International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Hydraulic Research, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2014.888690].