FD0706 - Design and performance of submerged offshore breakwaters

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/01/1998
End date:31/12/1999
Contractor:
  • University - Bristol
Contact:
Summary Objectives:- To determine the effect of permeability and crest elevation on the performance of submerged offshore breakwaters and directly compare the effectiveness of submerged as compared to surface piercing breakwaters. Key Customer Purpose:- To assess the relative financial and other benefits of submerged compared to surface piercing breakwaters. To enable MAFF to provide improved guidance to operating authorities on design methodologies for offshore breakwater schemes.