Lessons from Hurricane Andrew's Effects on Hydraulic Structures

by V. A. Tsihrintzis, Florida Int Univ, Miami, United States,
H. R. Fuentes, Florida Int Univ, Miami, United States,
J. O. Camuso, Florida Int Univ, Miami, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


Documentation and description of Andrew's effects on open channels and other hydraulic structures in South Dade County, Florida, are presented, based on observations made during field trips to ravaged areas approximately one month after the event. Emphasis is on canal conveyance, navigational obstruction, scour due to surge waves, and damage to hydraulic structures. Based on the collected information, design recommendations are considered to avoid adverse effects or reduce structure damage in the future.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic structures | Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones | Hydraulic design | Load and resistance factor design | Open channels | Canals | Navigation (waterway) | Scour | Florida | United States

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