Barcelona Harbor, New York. Design for Harbor Improvements. Hydraulic Model Investigation.
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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A 160-scale undistorted hydraulic model of Barcelona Harbor, New York, including approximately 7,000 ft of the New York shoreline and sufficient offshore bathymetry in Lake Erie to permit generation of the required test waves, was used to investigate the design of certain proposed improvements with respect to wave action. Proposed improvements consisted of rubble-mound breakwater extensions rubble-mound absorbers installed along the harbor sides of the existing east and west breakwaters and the lakeward face of the city dock rubble-mound spurs installed southerly of the lakeward heads of the existing breakwaters and a parapet wall installed on the existing west breakwater. Two 60-ft-long wave generators and an Automated Data Acquisition and Control Systems were utilized in model operation. Initially, an optimum improvement plan was selected based on the results of wave-height tests using monochromatic waves.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering