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Title: Monitoring of entrance channel navigation improvements at Pentwater, Michigan, and design guidance for pocket wave absorbers
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Detroit District
Thompson, Edward F.
Myrick, Glen B.
Zager, Nicholas J.
Bottin, Robert R.
Sabol, Margaret A.
Selegean, James P.
McKinney, James P.
Demirbilek, Zeki.
Acuff, Hugh F.
Keywords: Design guidance
Entrance channels
Great Lakes
Monitoring Completed Navigation Projects
Pentwater, MI
Physical and numerical models
Prototype wave data
Wave absorbers
Wave heights
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CHL TR ; 06-3.
Description: Technical report
In 2002, Pentwater, MI, was accepted for inclusion in the Monitoring Completed Navigation Projects Program. The objectives of the monitoring effort at Pentwater Harbor were to evaluate the design of existing pocket wave absorbers and to develop better design guidance for future pocket wave absorber projects. The study included collection of field wave data at Pentwater, physical modeling, and numerical modeling. Monitoring of the prototype harbor entrance was conducted during spring of 2003 and 2004. The field data provided a basis for validating the physical model. The physical model provided extensive data for the Pentwater configuration and eight other plans, as well as data for calibrating and validating the CGWAVE numerical model. It was concluded that the wave absorber design at Pentwater is very effective, maximizing energy dissipation per unit length of constructed absorber. In addition, guidelines are provided to aid in evaluation of other pocket wave absorber designs and to assist in future projects. Numerical modeling is an effective tool to aid in future evaluations and design.
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