Accession Number : AD0756148

Title :   Wave Action and Breakwater Location, Vermilion Harbor, Ohio: Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 68-Jul 69,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Brasfeild,Charles W.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : A hydraulic model investigation of the wave action problem at Vermilion Harbor, Ohio, was conducted to test and develop plans of improvement proposed for reducing wave heights at the harbor entrance and in the outer reaches of the Vermilion River channel to a satisfactory level. The 1:75-scale model, molded in cement mortar, reproduced approximately one-half mile of the Lake Erie shoreline on each side of the harbor entrance, about 3600 ft of the river channel, several boat mooring lagoons off the main channel, and sufficient underwater contoured area to permit accurate simulation of storm-wave action. A 52-ft-long wave machine and electrical wave height measuring and recording apparatus were utilized in model operation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BREAKWATERS, SITE SELECTION), (*HARBORS, *GREAT LAKES), RIVERS, OHIO, LAKE WAVES, HYDRAULIC MODELS, MODEL TESTS, STORMS, PROTECTION

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE