EFFECTS OF BREAKWATER PARAMETERS ON SHOALING OF FISHERY HARBORS

A major problem facing fishery harbors with coastal structures is the shoaling of their basins by sediment. Shoaling can keep structures from functioning in their intended manner and sometimes makes it difficult for vessels to enter their basins. Consequently, the expensive and time-consuming task of dredging becomes a necessity. This paper examines the shoaling processes of fishery harbors and presents a physical model that characterizes the effects of primary and secondary parameters of breakwaters, such as length and location, on shoaling. By selecting four regions of fishery harbors where shoaling is a problem, researchers can study the relationship between shoaling amounts and breakwater parameters. Study results may be useful in determining ways to reduce the shoaling amounts and dredging expenditures in fishery harbors.

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  • Accession Number: 00672326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1995 12:00AM