Accession Number : ADA293046

Title :   Reef Breakwater Design for Burns Waterway Harbor, Indiana.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Acuff, Hugh F. ; Bottin, Robert R., Jr

PDF Url : ADA293046

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : A 1:75-scale undistorted hydraulic model was used to evaluate the effectiveness of a proposed segmented reef structure, oriented lakeward of the existing Burns Waterway Harbor breakwater, in reducing wave heights reaching the existing breakwaters. The model reproduced bathymetry which extended to an offshore depth of -46 ft in Lake Michigan. and the proposed reef breakwater was located in water depths ranging from -39 to -41 ft. The total area reproduced in the model was approximately 12,000 sq ft, representing about 3.7 square miles in the prototype. An 80-ft-long electrohydraulic, spectral wave generator and an Automated Data Acquisition and Control System were utilized in model operation. (MM)

Descriptors :   *BREAKWATERS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS, *REEFS, *LAKE WAVES, BATHYMETRY, WAVE PROPAGATION, SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION, REFRACTION, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, LAKES, HARBORS, INDIANA, LAKE MICHIGAN.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE