San Diego Bay Model Study. Hydraulic Model Investigation.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The San Diego Bay model was a fixed-bed model constructed of concrete to scales of 1500 horizontally and 1100 vertically. Approximately 108 square miles of prototype area were reproduced. This area extended from just northeast of Point Loma southward along the coast, including the bay, to just southeast of the southern extremity of South Bay. It extended oceanward to just beyond the -100-ft contour, about 5 miles from Silver Strand, and landward to approximately one mile from the bay. The model was equipped with the necessary appurtenances for the accurate reproduction of tides, tidal currents, and other significant prototype phenomena. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of a second entrance into the bay on the hydraulic and flushing characteristics of the bay.
- Civil Engineering