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Title: Water wave diffraction by segmented permeable breakwaters
Authors: McLean, Niall D.
Keywords: Infinite arrays
Rubble mound breakwaters
Boundary element method
Systerns of integral equations
Corner singularities
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: © Niall D. McLean
Abstract: This thesis presents an original theoretical investigation, based on diffraction theory (extended for permeable structures by Sollitt & Cross [56]), of the performance of segmented rubble mound breakwaters. The amount of protection offered by such a breakwater is a function of the rubble construction (characterized by porosity and permeability), geometry and spacing of segments as well as depending on the the characteristics of the incident wave field. To explore the influence of these factors on the performance of these breakwaters, the diffraction by three related structures have been considered :a periodic array of impermeable blocks, a single continuous rectangular section permeable structure and a periodic array of permeable blocks in shallow water.
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/7256
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