An array of perforated hollow hemispherical shaped artificial reefs (HSAR) can be used as a submerged breakwater to provide opportunities for environmental enhancement, aesthetics and wave protection in coastal areas due to their characteristics that are not found in conventional breakwaters. These characteristics include the ability to promote water circulation and provide a fish habitat enhancement capability. In this paper, a study of the parameters influencing wave transmission through the proposed submerged breakwater is presented based on two dimensional tests using regular and irregular water waves conducted at Queens University Coastal Engineering Research Laboratory (QUCERL). The influences of wave steepness (Hi/gT2), reef proportion (h/B), submergence depth (h/d) and reef configurations on wave transmission was studied. Mathematical models for wave transmission were developed using Multiple Regression Analysis and can be used to predict the performance of the proposed submerged breakwater.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCE 31st Annual Conf. Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication2003 Building our Civilization - 5th Construc. Specialty Conf., 8th Environ. and Sustainable Eng. Specialty Conf. and Offshore Engineering Specialty Conference
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventCanadian Society for Civil Engineering - 31st Annual Conference: 2003 Building our Civilization - Moncton, NB, Canada
Duration: 4 Jun 20037 Jun 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering


ConferenceCanadian Society for Civil Engineering - 31st Annual Conference: 2003 Building our Civilization
CityMoncton, NB


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