WIT Press

Fixed And Floating Breakwaters For Small Craft Harbours: Experience At Town Quay Southampton, Haslar Marina, Portsmouth And Parkstone Yacht Haven, Poole

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MAR950351

Volume

9

Pages

11

Published

1995

Size

1,506 kb

Author(s)

A.W. Grinyer

Abstract

The requirement for effective low cost protection against waves and ship wash is paramount for the current development of yacht harbours for marina berths that can no longer depend on natural protection. Recent developments of a novel form of floating breakwater for the Town Quay Marina at Southampton, a fixed wavescreen for Haslar Marina in Portsmouth Harbour and off-shore rubble mound breakwaters at Parkstone Yacht Club in Poole Harbour are three such structures. At Town Quay the floating breakwater is a continuously post-tensioned segmental structure of thin-wall fibre concrete construction around an expanded polystyrene core. The project was commenced in January 1993 and completed by July of that year. In Portsmouth Harbour, shallow water with good sub-soil conditions for pile-driving resu

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