Interoceanic Canal Navigation Criteria

by Edwin W. Eden, Jr., (F.ASCE), Chf.; Interoceanic Canal Studies, Engrg. Div., U.S. Army Engr. District, Corps of Engrs., Jacksonville, FL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 2, Pg. 395-409

Document Type: Journal Paper


The selection of navigation criteria for an interoceanic canal requires the consideration of the charateristics of the shipping which will use the facility and their hydrodynamic interaction with the canal bed and banks and other ships. This paper presents results of an evaluation of the state of knowledge and discusses areas which require additional research for effectiveness in application to design.

Subject Headings: Canals | Navigation (waterway) | Freight transportation | Hydrodynamics | Ships | Building design | Hydraulic design

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