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Title: Summary of capabilities
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Sediment--Analysis
Water waves
Shore protection
Beach nourishment
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper;no. 3-64
Abstract: Abstract: The mission, history, organization, and physical facilities of the U. S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Center, established by Congress in 1963 to carry on the research functions of the former Beach Erosion Board, are presented. The Center is the major Federal facility for coastal engineering research. Work is carried on in the laboratory and field, and through contracts. The major unique facility of its coastal hydraulics laboratory is a tank 635 feet long in which 6-foot waves can be generated for prototype testing . A large shore processes test basin makes possible model research of the littoral zone. In addition to these outdoor tanks, several indoor wave tanks are used for laboratory studies at smaller scales. A petrology laboratory analyzes sediments in support of research, especially in the search for offshore sand deposits suitable for restoration and periodic nourishment of beaches. An electronic instrumentation laboratory supports the research effort through development and operation of both laboratory and field instrumentation systems. Automatic data processing facilities support the research. An excellent coastal engineering library is available for researchers.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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