Accession Number : ADA136610

Title :   Jetty Stability Study, Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jan 76-Oct 82,


Personal Author(s) : Carver,R D ; Davidson,D D

PDF Url : ADA136610

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 449

Abstract : An undistorted-scale hydraulic model study was conducted to provide input for design optimization of a rubble-mound jetty system proposed for Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Two-dimensional (trunk) tests consisted of (a) developing stable stone and dolos sections (base designs) for a depth-limited breaking wave of 15 sec, 13.6 ft at a design swl of +5.5 ft; (b) subjecting the stable base designs obtained at the +5.5 ft swl to storm-surge hydrographs with peak levels of +6.5, +7.5, +8.5, +9.5, +10,5. and +11.5 ft NGVD and obtaining damage as a function of swl; (c) redesigning the armoring schemes for stable sections of +7.5 ft swl with a depth-limited breaking wave of 15 sec, 15.5 ft and subjecting these plans to storm-surge hydrographs of +8.5, +9.5, +10.5, and +11.5 ft NGVD and again determining damage as a function of swl; and (d) redesigning both the stone and dolos sections for stability at an swl of +9.5 ft with a depth-limited breaking wave of 15 sec, 17.2 ft. Three-dimensional tests were conducted to determine stable stone and dolos head sections for 15-sec, 17.6 ft waves at angles of wave attack equal to 0, 22.5, 45, 67.5, and 90 deg.

Descriptors :   *Waterfront structures, North Carolina, Inlets(Waterways), Piers, Rock, Stability, Ocean waves, Model tests, Hydraulic models

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE