Accession Number:

ADA229286

Title:

Ship Navigation Simulator Study Sacramento River Deepwater Ship Channel Project, Sacramento, California. Report 1. Phase 1. Volume 2. Appendixes B and C

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS DIV

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

189.0

Abstract:

The tests showed little difference between navigation of ships in the existing channel and in the proposed channel which was deepened but not widened in the straight reaches. Slightly but consistently better control was evident in the proposed channel. Larger bank clearances were evident with the 50-ft widening and control of the ship appeared to be easier. The wider channel would provide more allowances for error, drift, and wind effects on the ships however, the existing channel is not considered a navigation problem. Appendix B presents track plots of each pilots runs and Appendix C presents bar charts of statistical parameters in comparison format in addition to those discussed in the main text. It is recommended that when the channel is deepened by 5 ft the straight sections can remain 200 ft wide and the turns should be widened to 250 ft. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE