Publisher : Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
DOI : 10.4217/OPR.2003.25.spc3.423
Title & Authors
Effects of the Oscillating Water Channel Length on the Water Surface Elevation within Seawater Exchange Breakwater Lee, Dal-Soo; Oh, Young-Min; Chun, In-Sik; Kim, Chang-Il;
The seawater exchange breakwater equipped with an oscillating water channel and water transmitting pipes has a very spectacular function that seawater supply can be greatly increased due to the upsurge of the water surface inside the channel at resonance condition which can be reached when the incident wave period becomes close to the natural period of the channel. The variations of the water level and period inside the channel are very important factors in enhancing the efficiency of sea water exchange, especially when designing the breakwater cross-section in shallow water zone which requires longer resonance period with the elongated horizontal projection of the channel. In the present study, a hydraulic experiment was performed varying the length of the oscillating channel, and the resonance periods and water surface variations are analyzed in terms of water transmission through the pipes.
seawater exchange breakwater;oscillating water channel;resonance condition;water quality inside harbor;