Difference between revisions of "Detached breakwater"

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* [[Detached shore parallel breakwaters]]: On erosion and the design, application and effects of detached shore parallel breakwaters.
 
* [[Detached shore parallel breakwaters]]: On erosion and the design, application and effects of detached shore parallel breakwaters.
 
* [[Applicability of detached breakwaters]]: Application of detached breakwaters for different types of coast (see also [[classification of Coastlines]]).
 
* [[Applicability of detached breakwaters]]: Application of detached breakwaters for different types of coast (see also [[classification of Coastlines]]).
* [[Port breakwaters and coastal erosion]]: Effects of different types of ports on coastal erosion.
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* [[Port breakwaters and coastal erosion]]: Effects of breakwaters from different types of ports on coastal erosion.

Revision as of 12:35, 14 December 2007

Definition of Detached breakwater:
A detached breakwater is a structure parallel, or close to parallel, to the coast, build inside or outside the surf zone. Detached breakwaters are mainly built with two purposes, either to protect a ship wharf from wave action or as a coast/shore protection measure.
This is the common definition for Detached breakwater, other definitions can be discussed in the article

Notes

Detached breakwaters are the most common type of breakwater. However, also other types of breakwaters exist. Other types of breakwaters are e.g. submerged or low-crested breakwaters, floating breakwaters, modified breakwaters or headlands. See also other types of breakwaters.

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