DESIGN AND PHYSICAL MODEL STUDIES OF INNOVATIVE LIVING BREAKWATERS

  • Scott Baker
  • Pippa Brashear
  • Paul Tschirky
  • Joseph Marrone
  • Max Larson

Abstract

This paper describes two separate but closely related physical models conducted to support the detailed design of the Living Breakwaters project located in Raritan Bay, New York. One study focused on optimizing and verifying the breakwater design elements to ensure they were well adapted to typical and extreme conditions, while the second study focused on verifying the overall performance of multiple living breakwaters in terms of wave attenuation and impacts on nearshore wave-induced circulation. These investigations generated a large quantity of valuable information concerning the design and performance of the breakwaters that will be used to optimize and support the final design and obtain the necessary permits required for construction.

References

Governor's Office of Storm Recovery. 2017. Living Breakwaters Press Packet.

Hughes, S.A. 1993. Physical Models and Laboratory Techniques in Coastal Engineering, World Scientific, Singapore, 568 pp.

Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Baker, S., Brashear, P., Tschirky, P., Marrone, J., & Larson, M. (2018). DESIGN AND PHYSICAL MODEL STUDIES OF INNOVATIVE LIVING BREAKWATERS. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), papers.59. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.papers.59