Accession Number : AD0734099

Title :   Stability Tests of Proposed Rubble-Mound Breakwaters, Nassau Harbor, Bahamas; Hydraulic Model Investigation,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Hudson,R. Y. ; Jackson,R. A.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Three series of model tests were conducted in a wave flume 5 ft wide, 4 ft deep, and 119 ft long, using linear scales of 1:55.0, 1:46.5, and 1:42.5, to determine the stability of proposed rubble-mound breakwaters with cover layers composed of tribar armor units. The stability of the breakwater sections, as a function of wave height, was observed visually; and the heights of waves on the harborside of the test sections generated by wave overtopping and wave energy that was transmitted through voids in the upper portions of the breakwaters, were measured by an electrical wavegage and oscillograph assembly.

Descriptors :   (*BREAKWATERS, HYDRAULIC MODELS), HARBOR MODELS, OCEAN WAVES, BAHAMA ISLANDS, STABILITY, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE