Accession Number : AD0760936

Title :   Location and Design of Wave Absorber, Gary Harbor, Indiana: Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 55-Apr 56,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Housley,J. G.

Report Date : JUN 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : Hydraulic model tests were conducted to determine whether navigation conditions in Gary Harbor would be adversely affected by waves reflected from an adjacent vertical-wall bulkhead proposed for construction by the United States Steel Corporation, Gary, Ind. From tests of a 1:150-scale, fixed-bed model of the harbor, it was determined that the proposed bulk-head would reflect waves that would be hazardous to navigation, and that a 4450-ft-long rubble wave absorber would have to be placed along the structure to reduce the heights of reflected waves in the navigation channel to the level of the waves that now occur in the channel.

Descriptors :   (*HARBORS, BREAKWATERS), (*BREAKWATERS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), OCEAN WAVES, MODEL TESTS, NAVIGATION, HAZARDS, INDIANA

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE