Wave Transmission over Artificial Reefs: A Physical Model Study
Buis, Lisanne (TU Delft Civil Engineering & Geosciences)
van Gent, M.R.A. (mentor)
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Wüthrich, Davide (graduation committee)
van den Bos, J.P. (graduation committee)
Delft University of Technology
In this research, the influence of the permeability and the porosity of artificial reefs on wave transmission and the sheltered habitat of marine life is investigated. A physical model is used to find the answer to this question.
The main finding of this research is that a hollow, perforated structure can act both as an artificial reef that provides a safe habitat for marine life, and as a breakwater that provides sufficient coastal protection. Moreover, a new empirical relation was derived for a smooth impermeable breakwater, rubble mound breakwater, and a hollow perforated breakwater with an impermeable screen inside.
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