Accession Number : ADA290445

Title :   Ship Simulation Study of Mobile Turning Basin Development Plan Mobile, Alabama.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hewlett, J. C.

PDF Url : ADA290445

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 265

Abstract : A real-time ship simulation study of the proposed design for a turning basin in the navigation channel in Mobile, AL, was conducted. The basin is to be constructed opposite the State of Alabama coal dock at the northern edge of Mobile Bay. The purpose of the project is to provide adequate room for 950-ft-long bulk carriers to turn around safely and efficiently. Field data were used for channel currents in the simulation tests. Simulation validation and testing were conducted by professional pilots from the Mobile Bay Bar Pilots Association. Tests were conducted in Vicksburg, MS, on the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station ship simulator. (MM)

Descriptors :   *SHIP MODELS, *CHANNEL FLOW, *CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), *NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, *SURFACE NAVIGATION, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, OCEAN CURRENTS, RADAR, ALABAMA, HARBORS, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), TURNING(MANEUVERING), BAYS, TUGBOATS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE