SHIP NAVIGATION SIMULATION STUDY, GRAND HAVEN HARBOR, MICHIGAN
A real-time ship simulation investigation of the proposed designs for deepening and narrowing the navigation channel for Grand Haven Harbor, Michigan, was conducted. The purpose of the study was to determine if the navigation channel could be deepened from 21 to 27 ft and narrowed from the existing 300 ft to 225 ft and maintain adequate safety. A numerical model of the existing channel from Lake Michigan to the upper limit of the maintained channel was developed. The numerically generated currents were validated independently by two test pilots from the study area since no recorded current velocities exist. They independently reached the same conclusion that the currents should be aproximately 1.1 mph. The pilots tested the existing 300-foot channel and two different 225-ft channel proposals.
U.S. Army Waterways Experiment StationGeotechnical Laboratory, 3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS United States 39180-6199
- McCollum, R A
- Daggett, L L
- Publication Date: 1994-6
- Pagination: 102 p.
- TRT Terms: Channels (Waterways); Improvements; Ocean currents; Ship simulators; Velocity measurement
- Old TRIS Terms: Current forces
- Subject Areas: Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00674069
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: WES-TR-HL-94-5
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 14 1995 12:00AM