Navigation Channel Design for Safe and Efficient Ship Transit

by Robert R. Bottin, Jr., US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
Douglas G. Outlaw, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86

Abstract: The U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) recently conducted a hydraulic model investigation of the western portion of Cleveland Harbor, Ohio. This study provided data that aided in determining modifications necessary at the west entrance for safe and efficient passage of 1,000-ft-long vessels into the lakefront area, during both fair-weather and severe-weather conditions, and the subsequent wave and current conditions that could be expected in the harbor as a result of these modifications. Tests also were conducted to establish the underkeel allowance for vessels during storm wind and wave conditions in the interest of vessel safety and operating efficiency.

Subject Headings: Ships | Safety | Navigation (waterway) | Hydraulic design | Water waves | Hydraulic models | Ports and harbors | Hydrologic models | Model tests | North America | Ohio | United States

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