Review of recent research and developments on floating breakwaters

Jian Dai, Chien Ming Wang, Tomoaki Utsunomiya, Wenhui Duan

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Floating breakwaters are an effective solution for protecting fragile beaches from being washed away, coastlines from erosion, floating structures, marinas and ports from strong wave action. This paper presents a literature review on the research and developments of floating breakwaters. Floating breakwaters may be categorized into seven main types, namely, the box-type, the pontoon-type, the frame-type, the mat-type, the tethered float type, the horizontal plate type and other types. The research and developments as well as the performance of these different types of floating breakwaters and wave attenuating devices are reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-151
Number of pages20
JournalOcean Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering


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