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Application of RMA2 for Design and Construction of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Hurricane Surge Barrier

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The hydrodynamic model RMA2 was applied to Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne, and extending into the Chandeleur Sound in order to evaluate the change of flow patterns, velocities, and scour potential due to the proposed construction of the IHNC Surge Barrier. The model was calibrated and verified at eight different locations within the project area. The measured data and predicted values agreed well in all cases and the model was used to simulate the change of flow conditions after the construction.

Keywords: IHNC Surge Barrier; RMA2; flow conditions; hurricanes; hydrodynamic

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2010

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