The REWEC1 is a submerged caisson breakwater for protecting coasts which remains on the seabed typically 2 or 3 m below the sea surface. The breakwater performs an “active” defence, in that it is able to absorb a share of the incident wave energy. The work shows an original method to estimate the energy transmission behind the breakwater, considering both the wave reflection and the energy dissipation due to the wave breaking over the breakwater and the wave energy absorption. Results confirm that the REWEC1 is a good system for protecting coasts. With significant wave heights lower than 2 m, the energy transmission behind the breakwater is limited, thanks to the resonance that maximize the energy absorption by the plant. With higher significant height (>2 m) the energy transmission behind the breakwater remains limited, thanks to the energy dissipation induced by wave breakings over the roof of caissons.

Sea wave energy transmission behind submerged absorber caissons

FILIANOTI, Pasquale Giuseppe;
2015

Abstract

The REWEC1 is a submerged caisson breakwater for protecting coasts which remains on the seabed typically 2 or 3 m below the sea surface. The breakwater performs an “active” defence, in that it is able to absorb a share of the incident wave energy. The work shows an original method to estimate the energy transmission behind the breakwater, considering both the wave reflection and the energy dissipation due to the wave breaking over the breakwater and the wave energy absorption. Results confirm that the REWEC1 is a good system for protecting coasts. With significant wave heights lower than 2 m, the energy transmission behind the breakwater is limited, thanks to the resonance that maximize the energy absorption by the plant. With higher significant height (>2 m) the energy transmission behind the breakwater remains limited, thanks to the energy dissipation induced by wave breakings over the roof of caissons.
Submerged breakwater Performance, Transmission factor, Coast protection; Energy absorption; Resonance; performance; transmission factor; coast protection
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