A numerical model using the momentum theory of the propeller and Shields' diagram was developed to study sediment movement induced by a ship's propeller in a restricted waterway. The velocity distribution downstream of the propeller was simulated by the Gaussian normal distribution function. The shear velocity and shear stress were obtained using Sternberg's formulas. Once the ship's speed, depth of the waterway, RPM and diameter of the propeller, and draft of the ship are given, the velocity distribution and the grain size of the initial motion could be obtained from this model. A computer program was developed to solve it. Case studies are presented to show the influence of significant factors on sediment movement at the channel bottom induced by a ship's propeller.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • (PC A05/MF A01)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Ocean Engineering Program
    College Station, TX  United States  77843

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  United States  20852
  • Authors:
    • Liou, Y C
    • Herbich, J B
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

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  • Pagination: 99 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: COE-188, NOAA-76092302
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-04-5-158-19
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM