Accession Number : ADA316774

Title :   Periodic Inspection of Nawiliwili Harbor Breakwater, Kauai, Hawaii. Report 1 Base Conditions,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Bottin, Robert R. ; Boc, Stanley J.

PDF Url : ADA316774

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The objective of the Periodic Inspections work unit in the Monitoring Completed Coastal Projects (MCCP) research program is to periodically monitor selected coastal navigation structures to gain an understanding of the long-term structural response of unique structures to their environment. These periodic data sets are used to improve knowledge in design, construction, and maintenance of both existing and proposed coastal navigation projects. These data also will help avoid repeating past design mistakes that have resulted in structure failure and/or high maintenance costs. Past projects monitored under the MCCP program, and/or structures with unique design features that may have application at other sites, are considered for inclusion in the periodic inspections monitoring program. Selected sites are presented as candidates for development of a periodic monitoring plan. Those sites receiving favorable response during MCCP program review are inspected and a monitoring plan is developed and presented for approval. Once the monitoring plan for a site is approved by the field review group and funds are provided, monitoring of the site is initiated. Normally, base conditions are established and documented in the initial effort. The site then is reinspected on a periodic basis (frequency of surveys is based on a balance of need and funding for each monitoring site) to obtain long-term structural performance data.

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *MONITORING, *BREAKWATERS, DATA BASES, MAINTENANCE, HIGH COSTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, SITES, STRUCTURES, FAILURE, LONG RANGE(TIME), NAVIGATION, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, INSPECTION, HARBORS, HAWAII.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE