Accession Number : ADA302901

Title :   Noyo Harbor, California, Breakwater Stability and Transmission Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Ernest R. ; Hennington, Leland L.

PDF Url : ADA302901

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 184

Abstract : Stability tests were conducted in two and three dimensions to identify a stable breakwater cross section for a proposed breakwater at Noyo Harbor, California. Additionally, two-dimensional transmission tests were performed to determine a small-scale cross section that reproduced transmission of the proposed breakwater cross section. Five two-dimensional stability plans were tested in a wave tank at a 1:43.3 scale. Plans 1 and 2 consisted of Accropode armor units, and Plans 3 through S were performed with dolos armor units. Plans 1 and 3, constructed of 9.0-cu m Accropodes and 7.9-cu m dolosse, were stable but conservative in design. Plan 2, consisting of 7.6-cu m Accropodes, was stable. Plans 4 (3.8-cu m dolosse) and 5 (5.9-cu m dolosse) were moderately stable. Three-dimensional stability tests were conducted for 17 plans with two breakwater configurations. Approximately 425 by 425 m of prototype bathyrnetery was reproduced in a basin at a 1:50 scale. The original breakwater configuration consisted of 14- and 8.3-cu m Accropode armor units. It was necessary to place a metal strip at the base of the structure, which simulated a toe trench in prototype, to obtain toe stability with the original breakwater configuration. Results of tests with the modified breakwater indicated a stone buttress was sufficient to stabilize the toe. Armor units tested with the modified plan included 14- and 8.3-cu m Accropodes, 11.9-and 7.0-cu m Core-Locs, and 19-and 8.3-cu m Accropodes. The 19-cu m Accropode was required to stabilize the north roundhead for five successive storms of depth-limited waves for the design periods. A heavier model Core-Loc unit was not available for testing, but based on observations, a Core-Loc weight of at least 16.9 cu m would be necessary for stability. (MM)

Descriptors :   *BREAKWATERS, *HYDRAULIC MODELS, ARMOR, STABILITY, SHIPS, OCEAN WAVES, TWO DIMENSIONAL, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, NAVIGATION, CROSS SECTIONS, CALIFORNIA, RIVERS, SEA STATES, HARBORS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering
      Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE