Sea-Land Navigation Studies; Hydraulic Model Investigation.
Final rept. Nov 70-Apr 72,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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A fixed-bed undistorted-scale model of a portion of Newark Bay, Kill Van Kull, and Arthur Kill and a remotely controlled model of Sea-Lands new SL-7 containership were constructed to a scale of 1100 and used to determine the adequacy of proposed dredging to provide docking and maneuvering areas and to familiarize prospective captains and pilots with the handling characteristics of the new type ship. The Sea-Land model was equipped to reproduce steady state flows in flood or ebb directions and an erratic wind field from three directions. The SL-7 model was equipped with a remotely controlled rudder, individually powered twin screws, and four individually controlled tug simulators. Verification data for the Sea-Land model were obtained from the existing comprehensive New York Harbor model, and the comprehensive model was also used for qualitative shoaling and hydraulic tests of several proposed improvements. The suggested channel widenings and maneuvering areas are all considered to be minimal and necessary for the safe passage of the SL-7 to and from port. Author
- Marine Engineering