Accession Number:

ADA148185

Title:

Impact of I-664 Bridge/Tunnel Project on Wave Conditions at Newport News Harbor, Virginia. Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Jun 84,

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

A 175-scale undistorted hydraulic model was used to investigate the impacts of the proposed Interstate 664 bridgetunnel project on wave conditions in Newsport News Harbor, Virginia. The model included the harbor, approximately 5600 ft of shoreline adjacent to the harbor entrance, and sufficient offshore area in Hampton Roads to permit generation of the required test waves. Various plans of improvement included the use of either rubblemound or cellular concrete breakwaters. A 50-ft-long wave generator and an automated data acquisition and control system were utilized in model operation.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE