Measurement and Analysis of Tracfcfifc-Induced Transient Motion in Navigation Channels

by Vahid Alavian, TVA, United States,
John C. Furry, TVA, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Two-induced physical effects related to navigation changes on the Kanawha River, West Virginia were measured at three environmentally sensitive representative locations. The purpose of the study was to make sufficiently detailed measurements which can be used to evaluate the impacts of an altered increment of the river traffic on the environment. Methods used for measurement of tow-induced velocity, temperature, turbidity, and waves at a number of locations as well as the results of the preliminary examination of the velocity and wave data are presented.

Subject Headings: Wave measurement | Transient response | Motion (dynamics) | Navigation (geomatic) | Temperature measurement | Navigation (waterway) | Traffic analysis | Rivers and streams | West Virginia

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