Accession Number : ADA262532


Title :   Dredging Research


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262532.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : Through the Dredging Research Program (DRP), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating the use of nearshore berms to place dredged material in the littoral system and provide wave attenuation in the berm's lee. Monitoring at some prototype sites has provided good overall information for this investigation but lacks the detail needed to develop more sophisticated design guidance. As one element of the SUPERTANK Laboratory Data Collection Project, the United States' first prototype-scale, moveable-bed, physical model study of submerged nearshore berms was conducted in 1991. The overall SUPERTANK experiment was a cooperative effort among many interests, including Technical Area 1 (Analysis of Dredged Material Placed in Open Water) and Technical Area 5 (Management of Dredging Projects) of the DRP.


Descriptors :   *DREDGING , *BEACH EROSION , *HYDRAULIC TESTS , OCEAN WAVES , SEDIMENT TRANSPORT , COASTAL ENGINEERING , DREDGED MATERIALS , SHORE PROTECTION


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE