A summary is given of the knowledge available on vessel-generated wake, and the possible impact of this vessel wake on bank erosion. A literature survey was conducted to identify the various causes of bank erosion along waterways. A summary of the various natural effects and possible vessel effects is provided. Recession of waterway banks involves a large number of effects. The physical and chemical nature of the channel's water, the materials forming the bank, and the groundwater may increase the soil's erodibility by formerly noneroding water currents, wind waves, or vessel wakes. No computational methods exist for linking a vessel with a chosen hull shape, traveling at a chosen speed in a channel of chosen depth and chosen cross-sectional area and shape with banks of chosen height and materials, to a predicted occurrence of erosion.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Camfield, F E
    • Ray, REL
    • Eckert, J W
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 114 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-W-1-80 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM