Beach Nourishment Techniques; Report 1. Dredging Systems for Beach Nourishment from Offshore Sources.
Technical rept. Feb 73-Aug 75,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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This report presents the results of the first two phases of a research project aimed at developing new dredging systems for beach nourishment from offshore sources. As an introduction to the subject matter, the current situation in the United States regarding beach nourishment and offshore dredging equipment is outlined. Example nourishment projects accomplished and the range of equipment used to date. Next, the engineering considerations involved in selecting an optimum nourishment system for a particular project or project category are presented, and their effects on system characteristics are discussed. The main body of the report presents the results of an investigation into equipment suitable for offshore nourishment work. Approximately 50 examples are described illustrating dredge types, pipelines, connections, and miscellaneous pieces of equipment. The examples are divided into the main categories existing and proposed and subdivided according to design concept. The final portion of the report consists of the selection of certain equipment subcategories for further consideration and the construction of possible offshore nourishment systems using this selected equipment. A logic network is presented outlining these possible systems, and their projected uses are discussed. Future phases of the research project are outlined. The report includes approximately 45 illustrations and 85 references directly related to offshore dredging and beach nourishment. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering