Accession Number : ADA304387

Title :   Ship Navigation Simulation Study, Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, Virginia.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Webb, Dennis W.

PDF Url : ADA304387

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : The Elizabeth River Channel is the southernmost part of the Norfolk Harbor Channel. The Norfolk Harbor Channel joins with the 55-ft Newport News Channel to provide access to the Chesapeake Bay via the 55-ft Thimble Shoal Channel and to the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. Army Engineer District, Norfolk, has proposed that a portion of the Elizabeth River be deepened to allow deeper drafted ships to use the port. In addition to deepening the channels by 5 ft, the District also proposed to build a turning basin near the Elizabeth River Terminals. These proposed improvements were tested using the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) ship/tow simulator, located in Vicksburg, MS. Docking pilots traveled to WES to operate the model. Effects modeled included currents and two-way traffic.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *MANEUVERABILITY, *SHIPS, *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, *RIVERS, *CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), *SURFACE NAVIGATION, *HARBOR MODELS, TEST AND EVALUATION, VIRGINIA, VALIDATION, PILOTS, RADAR IMAGES, VISIBILITY, ACCESS, VISUAL INSPECTION, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, WIND VELOCITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, BANKS(WATERWAYS), NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, MARINE ENGINEERING, DREDGING, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), DOCKING, TURNING(MANEUVERING), NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, PORTS(FACILITIES), CHESAPEAKE BAY, SHIP BRIDGES, RIVER CURRENTS, DEPTHKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Geography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Marine Engineering
      Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE