A Numerical Study on Pontoon Type Floating Breakwaters in Oblique Waves

  • Kim, Do-Young (Dept. Naval Architecture and Ocean Eng., Hong-Ik University)
  • Published : 2000.04.01

Abstract

A numerical investigation was made to examine characteristics of rectangular pontoon type floating breakwaters in oblique waves. Sway and heave wave exciting forces, roll moment acting on the floating breakwater and three motion reponses decrease as the incident wave angle increases for the most of the wave ranges. There exists a minimum wave transmission coefficient which is a function of wave frequency. In short wave range wave transmission coefficient increases as the incident wave angle increases. In long wave range, however, wave transmission coefficient decreases as the wave incident angle increases.

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