Expansion and Revision of Kawaihae Harbor, Hawaii: Hydraulic Model Investigation.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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A 1100-scale model of Kawaihae Harbor, Hawaii, and sufficient offshore area to permit generation of the required test waves was used to investigate the arrangement and design of certain proposed harbor improvements with respect to wave action and to determine current directions and velocities in the navigation channel. The proposed harbor improvements consisted of a widening the entrance channel and enlarging the turning basin b dredging a small-craft basin in the rear of the harbor and c constructing a protective wave absorber in front of the small-craft harbor. A 52-ft-long wave machine and electrical wave-height measuring and recording apparatus were utilized in model operation. Base tests were conducted with existing prototype conditions installed in the model. Results of tests involving the various improvement plans were compared with base test results to determine the effectiveness of the respective plans. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering