Study of Wave Absorbing Effect of Submerged Breakwater Lee, Hyun-Jin; Shin, Moon-Seup;
Various types of coastal structures have been constructed to prevent coastal disasters. Among these coastal structures, submerged breakwaters have been used more widely than all of the other coastal structures because of their excellent advantages in scenery effects, construction efficiency, and environmental benefits. This study investigated the potential of the horizontal plate submerged breakwater model. Usually, it is necessary for a submerged breakwater to minimize and compensate for the negative impacts on the marine environment and ecosystem caused by the marine construction. Thus, the prevention of coastal disasters was verified for this submerged breakwater model, regardless of its function as a fish reef. The purpose of this study was to investigate the hydraulic characteristics with changes in the crest width and porosity of a horizontal plate submerged breakwater and compare the results of this study with the results of other studies on permeable and impermeable submerged breakwaters.