Application of Hydraulic and Sediment Transport Principles in the Design of Tidal Exchange Structuresby Lan-Yin Li Weber, Simons, Li & Associates, United States,
Craig Leidersdorf, Simons, Li & Associates, United States,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Abstract: This paper presents a procedure for the analysis and design of tidal exchange structures, such as tidal gates and training dikes. In lieu of over generalized theories or complicated modeling techniques, the procedure employs basic hydraulic and sediment transport principles to evaluate the tidal exchange and tidal inundation potentials. This includes development of Model TIGATE to simulate tidal flow dynamics and introduction of a sediment flushing index to identify the sediment flushing capability of the tidal flow.
Subject Headings: Tides | Sediment transport | Structural analysis | Flow simulation | Flushing | Hydraulic models
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