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Title: Bayport flare hydrodynamic study for ship simulation
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Galveston District.
Tate, Jennifer N. (Jennifer Noelle), 1978-
Ross, Cassandra G.
Keywords: TABS-MDS
Numerical modeling
Bayport flare
Bayport channel
Houston Ship Channel
ERDC Ship/Tow Simulator
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CHL TR ; 12-13.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The Bayport flare area of the Houston Ship Channel is a large deep zone of approximately 72 acres designed for deep draft vessels to safely make the turn in and out of the Bayport Channel. These turns require multiple-tug assist, but engineered modifications to the flare could make turning easier and improve navigational safety in the area. However, this deep area acts as a sediment trap due to local velocity patterns, so modification plans to improve navigation should also consider the potential impacts to shoaling. The US Army Engineer District, Galveston (SWG) requested the Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (ERDC-CHL) to perform hydrodynamic modeling of several plan alternatives to provide data for ship simulation studies in which pilots will test the navigational effects of these plans. Ship simulation was the primary focus of the hydrodynamic modeling, but sediment simulations were also performed. These modeling scenarios will provide information on how the proposed modifications to the Bayport flare will impact current velocities and sedimentation in the area.
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