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Representative Transmission Coefficient for Evaluating the Wave Attenuation Performance of 3D Floating Breakwaters in Regular and Irregular Waves

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School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
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National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Locked Bag 1395, Launceston, TAS 7250, Australia
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Academic Editors: Riccardo Briganti and Theophanis V. Karambas
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(4), 388; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040388
Received: 16 February 2021 / Revised: 27 March 2021 / Accepted: 31 March 2021 / Published: 6 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Floating Structures)
Wave attenuation performance is the prime consideration when designing any floating breakwater. For a 2D hydrodynamic analysis of a floating breakwater, the wave attenuation performance is evaluated by the transmission coefficient, which is defined as the ratio between the transmitted wave height and the incident wave height. For a 3D breakwater, some researchers still adopted this evaluation approach with the transmitted wave height taken at a surface point, while others used the mean transmission coefficient within a surface area. This paper aims to first examine the rationality of these two evaluation approaches via verified numerical simulations of 3D heave-only floating breakwaters in regular and irregular waves. A new index—a representative transmission coefficient—is then presented for one to easily compare the wave attenuation performances of different 3D floating breakwater designs. View Full-Text
Keywords: floating breakwater; wave attenuation performance; transmission coefficient; regular wave; irregular wave floating breakwater; wave attenuation performance; transmission coefficient; regular wave; irregular wave
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Nguyen, H.P.; Park, J.C.; Han, M.; Wang, C.M.; Abdussamie, N.; Penesis, I.; Howe, D. Representative Transmission Coefficient for Evaluating the Wave Attenuation Performance of 3D Floating Breakwaters in Regular and Irregular Waves. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9, 388. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040388

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Nguyen HP, Park JC, Han M, Wang CM, Abdussamie N, Penesis I, Howe D. Representative Transmission Coefficient for Evaluating the Wave Attenuation Performance of 3D Floating Breakwaters in Regular and Irregular Waves. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2021; 9(4):388. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040388

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Nguyen, Huu Phu, Jeong Cheol Park, Mengmeng Han, Chien Ming Wang, Nagi Abdussamie, Irene Penesis, and Damon Howe. 2021. "Representative Transmission Coefficient for Evaluating the Wave Attenuation Performance of 3D Floating Breakwaters in Regular and Irregular Waves" Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 9, no. 4: 388. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040388

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