Flow Pattern around Floating Breakwater Using PIV Technique

  • Suh, Sung-Bu (Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Dong-Eui University) ;
  • Jung, Kwang-Hyo (Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Dong-Eui University)
  • Received : 2010.06.11
  • Accepted : 2010.06.18
  • Published : 2010.06.30


The purpose of this study is the investigation of the wave interaction with the rectangular floating breakwater. The flow profile obtained by PIV technique is represented to understand the vortical flow due to the wave interaction with a rectangular floating breakwater in the roll motion and the fixed condition. Also, the transmission coefficients are compared in both conditions over the extensive wave periods, which represent the performance of breakwater to attenuate the incoming waves. These results would be applied to design the floating breakwater having the mooring system to improve its performance for a certain wave period.


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