The impact of navigation channels on berth protection

Stephen Grey, Ian Cruickshank, Paul Beresford, Nigel Tozer
2010 Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engeneers : Civil Engineering  
There has been a significant and sustained growth in port and terminal infrastructure in recent years to accommodate the changes in container, oil, gas (LPG and LNG), bulk and other general cargo trade. Many of these new build ports and terminals require long, deep navigation channels through shallow water to allow access. Deep channels can have a significant effect on the propagation of waves and it is important to consider this interaction at an early stage of design and the consequences for
more » ... ave disturbance at berths. This paper reviews the processes involved in the propagation of waves across a dredged channel and presents examples where the orientation of navigation channels can be beneficial or detrimental to wave conditions at terminal berths. Some innovative ways to reduce wave conditions at terminal locations through the optimisation of channel alignment and dredged area design are described.
doi:10.1680/cien.2010.163.5.49 fatcat:a5fancor4nasrfy7eff6txpgzu