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|Title:||Model study of shoaling elimination in basin of Navy Department floating dry dock YFD-15 at Charleston, South Carolina|
|Authors:||United States. Mississippi River Commission.|
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
|Keywords:||Charleston Naval Shipyard|
|Publisher:||U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Synopsis: The model study of plans for eliminating shoaling in the basin of the Navy Department floating dry dock YFD-15 at Charleston, South, Carolina, indicated that either of two plans would successfully eliminate shoaling in the dry-dock basin. The solid sheathing of the two piers adjacent to the dry-dock basin would eliminate shoaling in the basin, and would also decrease the rate, of shoaling in the slips adjacent to the basin. The sheathing of only one pier would not eliminate shoaling in the basin, but some reduction in the rate of shoaling would be effected. The operation of a system of hydraulic jets in the bottom of the floating dry dock, with the jets directed offshore, would effectively remove shoaled material from the dry-dock basin without affecting the rate of shoaling in slips adjacent to the basin. Operation of this jet system with the downstream half of the jets directed onshore and the upstream half directed offshore would also be effective in removing shoaled material from the basin, but would increase the rate of shoaling in adjacent slips.
|Rights:||Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.|
|Appears in Collections:||Technical Memorandum|
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