Accession Number : ADA331442

Title :   Physical Model Studies of Ponce DeLeon Inlet, Florida

Descriptive Note : Final rept

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

Personal Author(s) : Harkins, Gordon S. ; Puckette, Paul ; Dorrell, Cecil

PDF Url : ADA331442

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 236

Abstract : Work completed by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station's (WES) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory represents several elements of the larger study of Ponce Deleon Inlet, Florida, aimed at improving navigation conditions within the inlet and preventing damage to the north jetty. Work performed at WES included field measurements and physical modeling of wave and current driven sedienent transport and analysis of wave and current patterns for alternative inlet configurations. A steady state three dimensional physical model was designed and constructed to study spring peak ebb and flood velocity characteristics for various water level, flow, and wave conditions for the existing inlet and proposed inlet modifications. Objectives of the physical model study were to (a) assess proposed alternatives for improving navigation and inlet stabilization, and (b) investigate the impact of reopening the north jetty weir with present day bathymetry. Field data were utilized to accurately develop, calibrate, and evaluate the accuracy of the physical and numerical models.

Descriptors :   *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, VELOCITY, BATHYMETRY, NAVIGATION, INLETS, WAVES, MECHANICAL WAVES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE