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Title: Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors Model Enhancement Program, improved physical model harbor resonance methodology
Authors: Seabergh, William C.
Thomas, Leonette J.
Keywords: Harbors--California--Los Angeles--Hydrodynamics
Hydraulic models
Ocean waves--Simulation methods
Water waves--Simulation methods
Issue Date: Sep-1993
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Abstract: Three long-period wave spectra were selected for use in the Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbors physical model for harbor resonance studies. They included two storms: 1 February 1986 and the Martin Luther King Day Storm on 17 January 1988. An average condition wave spectrum was developed based on long-term wave information. These spectra were used to program the wave generators, and wave data were collected at seven harbor gages in the model where prototype data had been collected. A comparison of model and prototype data indicated good correlation. The model was constructed to the most recent harbor configuration and included Long Beach Harbor's Pier J expansion. Additional long-period wave data were collected at berth locations throughout the harbors for the three wave spectra conditions in order to have base data to compare with data collected for proposed plans of harbor development. This work will minimize time and cost for Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors' harbor resonance studies.
Description: Technical Report
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