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International Journal of Frontiers in Engineering Technology, 2023, 5(5); doi: 10.25236/IJFET.2023.050509.

Recent Investigations on Wave Dissipation of New Type Breakwaters


Lipeng Yang1, Shaopeng Yang2, Huayun Song3, Jinlong Zhu4, Zhiyong Zhang5

Corresponding Author:
Lipeng Yang

1Qingdao Municipal Transport Development Centre, Qingdao, 266100, China

2College of Ocean Science and Engineering, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, 266100, China

3Qingdao Municipal Comprehensive Administrative Law Enforcement Command for Transport, Qingdao, 266100, China

4Shandong Marine Resource and Environment Research Institute, Yantai, 264006, China

5Zhejiang Institute of Hydraulics and Estuary, Hangzhou, 310000, China


The performances of wave dissipation, wave force and motion responses for new type breakwater are investigated in the study. Compare with the traditional breakwater, the wave dissipation effect for different new structure type are discussed, including the open plate breakwater, cylinder breakwater, pile breakwater, caisson breakwater, floating breakwater and flexible breakwater. It is found that, the new type breakwaters have advantages on wave damping, lower construction cost, convenient construction and little environment influence. Moreover, the ocean energy such as wave and offshore wind can be captured by optimizing the structure of breakwater. Therefore, it can attain the double effect of wave damping and clean energy utilization.


breakwater; structure type; wave dissipation; ocean energy

Cite This Paper

Lipeng Yang, Shaopeng Yang, Huayun Song, Jinlong Zhu, Zhiyong Zhang. Recent Investigations on Wave Dissipation of New Type Breakwaters. International Journal of Frontiers in Engineering Technology (2023), Vol. 5, Issue 5: 57-67. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFET.2023.050509.


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