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Title: Wave response of proposed improvements to the small boat harbor at Maalaea, Maui, Hawaii
Authors: Lillycrop, Linda S.
Bratos, Steven M.
Thompson, Edward F.
Rivers, Panola.
Keywords: Finite element
Numerical modeling
Wave refraction
Wave response
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CERC-93-4.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
Abstract: The U.S. Anny Engineer Division, Pacific Ocean (CEPOD), requested that the U.S. Anny Engineer Waterways Experiment Station numerically study the wave response of the existing harbor and five proposed plans of improvement to the small boat harbor at Maa1aea Maui. Hawaii. These plans were developed to provide protection to the existing harbor. This report details the study and provides final results for CEPOD. Deepwater wave conditions for the southwest coast of the island of Maui wm established from the Monitoring Completed Coastal Projects Program measurements taken at Barbers Point, Oahu, Hawaii. The deepwater waves were transformed to the Maalaea Harbor vicinity through application of the SHAL WV numerical model. The transformed wave conditions were then input to the HARBD harbor wave response model to predict the wave climate inside the harbor resulting from the existing and proposed design plans. The harbor plans were tested with waves ranging in period from 9 to 20 sec from southerly to westerly approach directions ranging from the 135.0- to 270-deg azimuth. Selected wave heights ranged from 3 to 8 ft. The results of this study showed that Plans 1, 3, and 1a met the requirements to adequately protect the harbor from the incident wave climate. It was determined that these plans will keep the wave height in the harbor berthing areas at 1 ft or lower and in the harbor channels and turning basin at 2 ft or lower approximately 90 percent of the time per year.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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