Physical Model Testing of Barbers Point Harbor and Marina Complex

by Michael J. Briggs, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Stanley J. Boc, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: World Marina '91


A three-dimensional, physical model study of the Barbers Point, Hawaii harbor and marina complex is being conducted at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Coastal Engineering Research Center to see what effect several proposed changes will have on navigability, mooring, and boater safety within the harbor. The proposed changes are necessary to accommodate a larger design vessel and include: (1) deepening the deep-draft harbor, (2) widening and deepening the entrance channel, and (3) expanding the deep-draft harbor. The results of these tests will enable designers to evaluate these expansion options, mitigate any adverse effects on existing facilities, and choose the best one. An additional goal of the study is to increase our understanding of the link between incident waves and harbor response and to improve our physical and numerical modeling capabilities.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Physical models | Three-dimensional models | Numerical analysis | Hydraulic models | Numerical models | Hydraulic engineering | Water waves | Hawaii | United States

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