Title

Pile-driving pressure and particle velocity at the seabed: Quantifying effects on crustaceans and groundfish

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-2016

Abstract

We modeled the effects of pile driving on crustaceans, groundfish, and other animals near the seafloor. Three different waves were investigated, including the compressional wave, shear wave, and interface wave. A finite element (FE) technique was employed in and around the pile, whereas a parabolic equation (PE) code was used to predict propagation at long ranges from the pile. Pressure, particle displacement, and particle velocity are presented as a function of range at the seafloor for a shallow-water environment near Rhode Island. We discuss the potential effects on animals near the seafloor.

Publication Title

Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Volume

875

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