Accession Number : AD0723938

Title :   Expansion of Santa Barbara Harbor, California. Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Brasfeild,Charles W. ; Ball,James W.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Plans have been formulated for expansion and improvement of the small-craft harbor at Santa Barbar, Calif., for use by increasing numbers of pleasure craft, commercial fishing boats, and oil exploration boats. The area that will be enclosed by a proposed breakwater system, and sufficient adjacent coastline and offshore bathymetry to permit accurate simulation of storm-wave action were reproduced in a 1:100-scale hydraulic model equipped with wave-generating and wave-measuring devices. The purpose of the model study was to evaluate the effectiveness of various elements of the proposed design in providing protection from storm-wave action, and to develop a satisfactory plan of improvement with respect to wave-height criteria established for various portions of the harbor. It was concluded that the proposed plan of improvement, with some modifications, would effectively reduce incoming storm waves to a satisfactory level in the entrance channel and the inner harbor. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BREAKWATERS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), HARBOR MODELS, STORMS, OCEAN WAVES, TEST METHODS, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE