GALVESTON BAY HURRICANE SURGE STUDY REPORT 1. EFFECTS OF PROPOSED BARRIERS ON HURRICANE SURGE HEIGHT, APPENDIX A. CALIBRATION TESTS
This appendix is one of a series of reports presenting results of efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of possible hurricane protection systems for the Galveston Bay, Texas, complex. Results of tests to define head losses associated with key portions of the complex are presented to serve as input to a mathematical model of the Galveston Bay area. Results of tests to define the head losses for normal tides and hurricane surge conditions for the Galveston Harbor Entrance and the barrier beaches associated with Galveston Bay are presented. Development of model structures to allow the effectiveness of two barrier plans (Alpha and Gamma) to be evaluated in a distorted-scale model (1:100 vertically and 1:3000 horizontally) is discussed. Model structures of a 400-ft-wide by -55 ft msl navigation opening for each plan and a gated opening with the top of the gate at +5 ft msl were developed. The results of the tests to evaluate the plans are presented in Report 1 of this series of reports.
- See also MRIS #007552, Vol. 3, June 1971.
U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS USA 39180-6199
- Sager, R A
- McNair Jr, E C
- Publication Date: 1973-3
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 61 p.
- TRT Terms: Coast and river protective works; Flood protection; Hurricanes; Port operations; Ports
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00057285
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
- Report/Paper Numbers: H-65-12 Tech. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM