Accession Number : AD0768779

Title :   Enlargement of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal: Hydraulic and Mathematical Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 70-Aug 72,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Boyd,Marden B. ; Huval,Carl J. ; Bobb,William H. ; Hill,Thomas C.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 257

Abstract : A comprehensive physical model that correctly reproduced tides, tidal currents, and density currents throughout the the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and the Delaware River was used to determine the effects of enlarging the 27-ft-deep by 250-ft-wide canal to dimensions of 35 by 450 ft on tides, currents, salinities, and the net transport of water through the canal. An existing numerical model was used for initial studies involving tides, currents, and net flow changes due to the enlargement; and a second mathematical model was developed for before-and-after salinity determinations. As of this date, the enlargement of the canal is essentially complete, except for about one mile section at the eastern end; and the program included a test for this condition. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INLAND WATERWAYS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS), CHESAPEAKE BAY, DELAWARE BAY, MODEL TESTS, FLUID FLOW, SALINITY, TIDES, MARYLAND, DELAWARE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE