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Title: Los Angeles Harbor numerical analysis of harbor oscillations
Authors: Port of Los Angeles.
Houston, James R. (James Robert), 1947-
Keywords: Harbor oscillations
Harbor resonance
Los Angeles Harbor
Numerical analysis
Finite element method
Numerical model
Mathematical model
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: A hybrid finite element numerical model was used to calculate harbor resonance for existing conditions and proposed improvements of Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors. The numerical model calculates harbor oscillation for harbors of arbitrary shape and variable depth. Ten finite element numerical grids were used to calculate the response of the harbors complex for incident waves with periods from 1 to 10 min. Calculations of the model for existing conditions of the harbors were shown to be in good agreement with prototype measurements. The numerical model calculations indicate that resonant oscillations in existing harbor facilities will not be greatly altered by the proposed modifications of the harbors complex. The largest oscillation in the proposed LNG slip and general cargo terminal created by the Terminal Island landfill occurred at a wave period of 258 sec. The seaward side of the Terminal Island landfill did not exhibit significant resonant oscillations for incident waves with periods from 1 to 10 min. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
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