THE WAVE PRESSING PLATE FOR PROTECTING COOLING WATERWAYS OF COASTAL POWER PLANTS

S.C. Chow, Frederick L.W. Tang, H.H. Hwung

Abstract


A horizontal plate laid on water surface to reduce the wave motion is proved to be effective theoretically and verified by model tests done at Tainan Hydraulics Laboratory. This principle has been put into practice on the northern coast of Taiwan for protecting a nuclear power plant cooling water intake against intruding waves. The design and construction of wave prevention works of such type are described succinctly in the paper. Also the effect of wave diminishing has been affirmed by measuring the respective waves heights outside and inside of the wave pressing plate.

Keywords


wave pressing; pressing plate; cooling waterway; power plant

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