The last mile of rivers often represents an option worth considering for the development of ports. This is particularly true in coastal areas that are densely developed. The simplest form of a port canal, i.e., boats moored along the banks, is an attractive option for the low investment required and the often acceptable residual wave motion. Some of the major rivers have thousands of boats moored along their banks. The effect of these floaters on the river levels during floods must be taken into account. The authors present a methodology based on the computation of the forces on a single boat or an array of boats that yields a quantification of the effect on the river levels. It essentially provides an iterative procedure for computing the value of the resistance coefficient to be used in hydraulic analysis. Theoretical predictions are satisfactorily confirmed by ad hoc experimental investigation.
|Titolo:||The effects of moored boats on the gradually varied free surface profiles of river flows|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|