Accession Number:

ADA234569

Title:

Ship Navigation Simulation Study Miami Harbor Navigation Improvement Project, Miami, Florida

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

210.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE