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Limits of the new transmission formula for pi-type floating breakwaters
Ruol, P.; Martinelli, L.; Pezzutto, P. (2013). Limits of the new transmission formula for pi-type floating breakwaters, in: Lynett, P. et al. (Ed.) (2012). Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference Coastal Engineering (ICCE), 1-6 July 2012, Santander, Spain. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 33: pp. [1-10]
In: Lynett, P.; McKee Smith, J. (Ed.) (2012). Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference Coastal Engineering (ICCE), 1-6 July 2012, Santander, Spain. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 33. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): New York. ISBN 978-0-9896611-1-9. , more
In: Coastal Engineering Proceedings. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): New York. ISSN 2156-1028, more

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Keywords
    Floating breakwaters; Mooring systems; Wave transmission; Marine
Author keywords
    Eigenperiods

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  • Ruol, P.
  • Martinelli, L.
  • Pezzutto, P.

Abstract
    The aim of this work is to assess, by means of available experimental results and numerical simulations, the possible extension of the range of application of the formula proposed by Ruol et al. (J. Wat. Port, Coast. Ocean Eng., 1, 2013), giving wave transmission for chain-moored pi-type floating breakwaters. The formula is here applied out of the range used for its calibration and even to other types of FBs. The error between predicted and measured values is described and discussed with reference to the main geometrical variables. It appears that the formula performs fairly well for the box-type FB, but not in cases characterized by very different mooring stiffness compared to the one used for calibration. For instance in case of fixed or tethered FBs, the formula significantly overestimates the wave transmission.

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