Accession Number:

ADA229287

Title:

Ship Navigation Simulator Study Sacramento River Deepwater Ship Channel Project, Sacramento, California. Report 1. Phase 1. Volume 1. Main Text and Appendix A

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

A real-time ship simulation investigation of the proposed design for deepening the man-made canal portion of the channel, was conducted. The purpose was to determine if the navigation channel could be deepened from 30 to 35 ft without widening from the existing channel width of 200 ft or if the channel would require widening to 250 ft. A numeric model of the existing ship channel from about channel mile 35 to the Sacramento Harbor was developed. Numeric models of two plan conditions were also developed, one with existing channel deepened to 35 ft and the other with the channel widened by 50 ft and deepened to 35 ft. In both plans the two bends were widened by 50 ft. Tests were run on the WES ship simulator in which six pilots conned the simulation ship through the three simulated channel conditions. MM

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE