Accession Number : AD0759120

Title :   Galveston Bay Hurricane Surge Study. Report 2. Effects of Proposed Barriers on Tides, Currents, Salinities, and Dye Dispersion for Normal Tide Conditions. Appendix B: Calibration Tests. Hydraulic Model Investigation,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Sager,Richard A. ; McNair,Ernest C. , Jr

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The appendix is one of a series of reports presenting results of a model test program conducted to evaluate two proposed hurricane protection systems for the Galveston Bay, Texas, complex. Development of model structures to allow the effects of two barrier plans (Alpha and Gamma) on normal tide conditions to be evaluated in a distorted-scale model (1:60 vertically and 1:600 horizontally) is discussed. A model structure of a 400-ft-wide by -55 ft msl navigation opening was developed for each plan. Model structures of a total of 108 60-ft-wide tidal passages varying in depth from -10 to -40 ft msl were developed for the Alpha plan and a total of 160 60-ft-wide tidal passages at depths of -6 and -12 ft msl were developed for the Gamma plan. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*BAYS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), (*COASTAL REGIONS, PROTECTION), BREAKWATERS, OCEAN CURRENTS, OCEAN WAVES, TIDES, SALINITY, TROPICAL CYCLONES, FLOODS, TEXAS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE