Design for Small-Boat Harbor Improvements; Port Washington Harbor, Wisconsin; Hydraulic Model Investigation.
Final rept. Jun-Nov 76,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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A 175-scale undistorted hydraulic model reproducing Port Washington Harbor, approximately 2600 ft of shoreline on each side of the harbor, and sufficient offshore area in Lake Michigan to permit generation of the required test waves was used to investigate the design of certain proposed improvements with respect to wave action. The proposed improvement plan consisted of a new rubble-mound breakwaters within the existing harbor aggregating about 1330 ft in length and arranged to form a protected harbor of approximately 13.5 acres b a 10-ft-deep, 150-ft-wide entrance channel c a 10-ft-deep anchorage-maneuvering area about 3.5 acres in extent d an 8-ft-deep, 72-ft-wide launching ramp channel extending from the anchorage-manuevering area to a launching ramp e a 500-ft-long wave absorber adjacent to the existing north breakwater and f safety railings on the new breakwaters. A 50-ft-long wave generator, a centrifugal pump and flow meter, and an Automated Data Acquisition and Control System were utilized in model operation.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
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