Methods for Prediction of Maximum Scour at Coastal Structures
The most common coast scour-related problems are toe scour at rubble mound structures and vertical seawalls, and scour at the base of piles and horizontal pipelines. Existing scour prediction...

Overmining Causes Undermining(It's a Mad Mad River)
Instream aggregate mining has caused significant problems and expense to California bridges. Riverbed degradation on the order of 3-5 m (9-15 ft) beneath waterway crossings within actively...

Vortex Spillway: Test Study on a Hydraulic Model
The paper deals with an experimental study on a model of the forced vortex of Eur hanging reservoir realized by ACEA (Rome). Some vortex characteristics are investigated and, in particularly,...

Depth of Cover Surveys for Waterway Crossings
The majority of pipelines cross at least one waterway of some type, especially the interstate lines which from start to end cross numerous bayous, canals and major rivers. These waterways...

In Search of Navigable Waters

Durability of Stone for Rubble Mound Breakwaters
This proceedings, Durability of Stone for Rubble Mound Breakwaters, contains papers presented at the workshop of the same title held in Cleveland,...

Hampton, New Hampshire: Beach Nourishment Project
An ongoing program of beach nourishment at Hampton Beach, Hampton, New Hampshire is a success and has resulted in long term use of a recreational facility at one of the most popular resorts...

Reformulation Efforts for Panama City Harbor, Florida
Panama City Harbor is on St. Andrew Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico, about 105 miles east of Pensacola and 230 miles northwest of Tampa. At the request of the non-Federal sponsor, the...

Santa Barbara Harbor Assessment of Shoaling Frequency
The City of Santa Barbara is addressing the recurring problem of shoaling of its harbor entrance channel. The City relies on income generated from harbor businesses that in turn require...

57 Years of Coastal Engineering Practice at a Problem Inlet: Indian River Inlet, Delaware
This paper presents a review of Indian River Inlet's behavior in its natural state prior to jetty construction and summarizes the level of understanding of coastal processes and inlet-bay...

An Engineering Assessment of Hydrodynamics and Beach Response at Little River Inlet, NC-SC
The Waterways Experiment Station's (WES) Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC) conducted an analysis for the U.S. Army Engineer District, Charleston (SAC) of the monitoring data collected...

Investigation of Coastal Conditions at Oregon Inlet, NC for the Replacement of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge
The Bonner Bridge across Oregon Inlet was constructed in 1962 and is approaching the end of its service life. Planning for a future crossing must consider natural inlet migration expected...

Design and Construction of Shinnecock Inlet, New York
Shinnecock Inlet is the easternmost of six coastal inlet which bracket the barrier island on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Through recent history, Shinnecock Inlet has exhibited...

Scour Hole Development and Stabilization at Shinnecock and Moriches Inlets, New York
A scour hole developed inside the Shinnecock Inlet channel near the tip of the west jetty. Over the years, this hole deepened to about 70 ft below the mean low water level with the average...

South Jetty Scour Hole Stabilization, Ocean City, Maryland
Formation of a scour hole along the inlet side of the South Jetty at Ocean City occurred after jetty construction as a result of ebb tidal flow in the inlet. Analysis of historical bathymetry...

Use of Portable Simulator in Designing Channel Improvements for Port of Brownsville, Texas
The Port of Brownsville, located at the southernmost tip of Texas, serves as an import/export port for both southern Texas and northern Mexico. The proposed channel improvement project...

Sylvan Beach Pier Rehabilitation Study
The Sylvan Beach Pier is a navigation guide jetty located at the east and of Oneida Lake in Oneida County, New York. It protects the entrance to the New York State Barge Canal which crosses...

Design of a Mechanical Refuse Barrier
In the summer of 1988, beachgoers flocking to the New Jersey shore for relief from unusually hot, hurried weather were stunned by the grisly spectacle of hospital debris, industrial and...

Role of the Coastal Engineer in Civil Engineering Practice
Coastal engineering is a specialized discipline of civil engineering that encompasses a wide variety of activities related to harbors, navigation, shore erosion and storm protection. Because...

Should the U.S. Accept the Concept of Navigable Depth?
Navigable depth is defined as the maximum depth of water from the chart datum that is safe to accept as the bed of the channel, such that damage does not occur to a ship's hull and maneuverability...

 

 

 

 

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