Hydraulics and stability of mulitple inlet-bay systems St. Andrew Bay, Florida /
Abstract (Summary)Thesis (M.S.)--University of Florida, 2002. "ABSRACT (cont.)": The linearized hydraulics model is shown to give good results--amplitudes of velocities and bay tides are within "plus or minus" 5 percent. The percent error for St. Andrew Bay is almost zero, and for the other bays it is within "plus or minus" 20 percent. The stability model gives the qualitative results. The bay area has a significant effect on the stability of the two inlets. At a bay area of 74 km2 (the actual area of the composite bay), both inlets are shown to be unstable. Increasing the area by 22% to 90 km2 stabilizes St. Andrew Bay Entrance, and by 42% to 105 km2 stabilizes East Pass as well. Keeping the bay area at 105 km2 and increasing the length of East Pass from 500 m to 2000 m destabilizes this inlet because as the length increases the dissipation in the channel increases as well.
School:University of Florida
School Location:USA - Florida
Source Type:Master's Thesis
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