Three-Dimensional Numerical Model Study of Flow near a Scour Hole in Isle of Wight Bay near Ocean City, Maryland
[Technical Report, Final Report]
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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A scour hole has developed in Isle of Wight Bay near Ocean City, MD. This hole could grow to the point that nearby land developments are threatened, so channel-bed protection measures may be implemented near this scour hole. Appropriately designing those bed protection measures requires knowledge of the flow behavior in the scour hole, so a three-dimensional model study has been conducted to determine the flow behavior at the extreme flood and ebb tides present during a pre-selected month of tide cycles. Steady-state simulations of the flows during those two tide conditions have been completed. Contour plots of the flow velocity near the bed and the corresponding bed shear stresses are provided as input for the design of the bed protection measures.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Computer Programming and Software
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology