The Oceanside Experimental Sand Bypass—The Next Step

by David R. Patterson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco, United States,
Diana R. Bisher, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco, United States,
Marvin R. Brodeen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments

Abstract: Following the completion and successful operation of the first phase of the Oceanside Sand Bypass, the next step in the development of the experiment has begun. The Phase I plant is not considered alone as a fully-functional harbor maintenance system. This first step has concentrated on establishing the basic pumping systems, placing the jet pumps, constructing the mobile pumping platform, configuring the discharge piping network, and constructing the shore booster station. In order to increase both the area maintained by the plant as well as improve the quantity of sand moved, two sea-bed fluidizers have been designed and installed in the Oceanside Harbor Entrance Channel to augment the fixed jet pumps. This paper summarizes the performance of the first phase of the experiment and describes the criteria used in the design of the fluidizer network. Construction is scheduled during the first part of 1991 and the installation and initial operation of the fluidizers shall be described in greater detail when this paper is presented.

Subject Headings: Pumping stations | Pumps | Sandy soils | Ports and harbors | Sand (hydraulic) | Sea floor | Fluid flow

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