INVESTIGATING LOW-CRESTED BREAKWATER PERFORMANCE FOR THE DESIGN OF THE NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL YACHT HARBOR

  • Kevin Hanegan
  • Adrian Pearson
  • Chris Williams

Abstract

The New Orleans Municipal Yacht Harbor (MYH) is located on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, 6 miles north of downtown New Orleans. The harbor was damaged during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and recent city planning efforts have proposed reconstruction of the harbor interior. Moffatt & Nichol led the design, including the hydrodynamic study which established the marine design criteria. The site is exposed to high surge events which can inundate the harbor's broad, low-crested earthen breakwater and allow waves to transmit directly into the interior.

References

Van der Meer, et al. (2016) Manual on wave overtopping of sea defences and related structures.

US Army Corps of Engineers. (2014). Elevations for Design of Hurricane Protection Levees and Structures, Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity, West Bank and Vicinity, New Orleans to Venice, Louisiana Project.

Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Hanegan, K., Pearson, A., & Williams, C. (2018). INVESTIGATING LOW-CRESTED BREAKWATER PERFORMANCE FOR THE DESIGN OF THE NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL YACHT HARBOR. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), structures.58. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.structures.58