Accession Number : ADA316108

Title :   Periodic Inspection of Burns Harbor North Breakwater, Indiana. Report 1, Base Conditions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 1,,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Bottin, Robert R., Jr. ; Matthews, Erik W.

PDF Url : ADA316108

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 135

Abstract : Under the Periodic Inspections Work Unit of the Monitoring Completed Coastal Projects Program, base level conditions have been established for the above-water armor stone on the Burns Harbor North Breakwater. The positions of armor stone over the 1,414-m (4,640-ft) length of the breakwater have been defined through limited ground surveys, aerial photography, and photogrammetric analysis. Contour maps of the breakwater as well as cross sections of the structure have been developed. In addition, a database of broken armor stones has been established. The site will be revisited periodically in the future and the long-term structural response of the breakwater to its environment will be tracked. The periodic data sets will be used to improve knowledge in design, construction, and maintenance of the existing structure as well as proposed future coastal projects.

Descriptors :   *BREAKWATERS, DATA BASES, DATA MANAGEMENT, MONITORING, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, ROCK, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, ORTHOPHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAMMETRY, COASTAL ENGINEERING, DETERIORATION, HARBORS, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, INDIANA, STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE