Ship Navigation Simulation Study Miami Harbor Navigation Improvement Project, Miami, Florida
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB
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A real-time ship simulation study of the proposed design for deepening the Entrance Channel and Fishermans Channel in Miami Harbor, Florida, was made. The purpose was to determine whether deeper draft containerships could enter the harbor safely. The study showed that even with bend easements in certain critical areas, the deeperheavier proposed ships would have difficulty entering the harbor under certain wind and tide conditions. Tidal current data for the simulation were obtained from a numerical model and were supplemented with prototype measurements.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering