Accession Number : AD0655259

Title :   A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A WAVE-POWERED DEVICE FOR MOVING SAND,

Corporate Author : ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Monroe,Frederick F.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A model of a wave-powered, sand-moving device, suggested by the staff of U. S. Rubber Company Research Center, was tested for feasibility as a dredging device in 1965. Tests were made at a 1:15 scale. Waves with prototype periods of 5 to 15 seconds were tested. Wave heights varied from 1.1 to 4.4 prototype feet in prototype offshore depths of 38.7, 34.5, and 30 feet. Results indicate the device, at least in its present form, is unsuitable for moving sand shoreward from offshore sources, and further testing in the prototype is not justified. Despite disappointing results, operation of the device illustrates the possibility of a great potential for utilization of wave power.

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, *POWER EQUIPMENT), (*WATER TUNNELS, TEST FACILITIES), BEACHES, COASTAL REGIONS, SAND, EROSION, MILITARY RESEARCH, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MILITARY ENGINEERING, PROTECTION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE