Scientific Development in River Transportation

by Jr. Horton,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 4, Pg. 1-11

Document Type: Journal Paper


Progress made in model testing of push type river towboats and barge fleets; previous methods are shown to be inaccurate due to scale and neglect of propulsion effects; progress in improving efficiency of river towboats by new model techniques is evaluated in terms of performance and economics; major testing program is continuing, using new model basin in Holland.

Subject Headings: Scale models | Hydrologic models | Rivers and streams | Barges | Economic factors | Basins

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