Accession Number:

ADA273396

Title:

Ship Navigation Simulation Study, San Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

258.0

Abstract:

A real-time ship simulation investigation of the proposed design for deepening and widening the manmade San Juan Harbor channels, San Juan, Puerto Rico, was conducted. The purposes of the study were to determine the required channel width and alignment to deepen the inner harbor channels from 36 to 39 ft and to determine the necessary depths in the entrance channel to allow for the ships vertical motion due to wave action. A numerical model of the existing channel from the Atlantic Ocean to the inner harbor area was developed. This model was verified by two members of the San Juan Harbor Pilots Association. Numerical models of two plans were also developed. Tests were conducted in Vicksburg, MS, on the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station ship simulator. These tests determined the optimum width and alignment for the San Juan Harbor channels. Channel design, San Juan Harbor, Deepwater channel navigation, Ship simulation, Port of San Juan,

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE