Redondo Beach King Harbor Model Studies, California

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by Robert R. Bottin, Jr., Coastal Engineering Research Cent, Vicksburg, United States,
Ernest R. Smith, Coastal Engineering Research Cent, Vicksburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering:

Abstract: Redondo Beach King Harbor frequently experiences damage when large winter waves occur in conjunction with high water levels. Damages consist of revetment failure, land erosion, flooding, and structural failure of facilities bordering the water. Two- and three-dimensional hydraulic models were used to determine modifications required at the harbor to provide adequate wave protection during storm events. The two-dimensional model determined structure stability and wave transmission through the breakwater, and the three-dimensional model was used to determine the optimum design of breakwater configurations for protection of the harbor. The investigations were sponsored by the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Engineer District, Los Angeles.

Subject Headings: Model analysis | Ports and harbors | Beaches | Hydraulic models | Three-dimensional models | Two-dimensional models | Water waves | Failure analysis | Structural failures | North America | California | United States | Los Angeles

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