Dredging-Related Considerations in Navigation Channel Design

by Ernest C. Jr. McNair, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


In the design of a navigation project, the channel depth, width, and alignment for a given set of navigation requirements are dependent on physical, hydrodynamic, and sedimentological aspects of the waterway. This paper explores some relations between these design considerations and dredging. The relations are sufficiently strong to suggest that improvement in the quality and capability of dredging equipment and dredging techniques will result in an advancement in the state of the art of navigation channel design.

Subject Headings: Dredging | Navigation (geomatic) | Hydraulic design | Project management | Alignment | Hydrodynamics | Equipment and machinery | Navigation (waterway)

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