Coastal engineering investigation at Jupiter Inlet, Florida

Buckingham, William T. (1984) Coastal engineering investigation at Jupiter Inlet, Florida. Gainesville, FL, Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Department, University of Florida, (UFL/COEL, 84/004)

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A fixed-bed hydraulic model of Jupiter Inlet, Florida, was constructed for the purpose of testing measures designed to remedy problems of sediment erosion and deposition in the inlet area. Both tide-induced flows as well as waves were simulated in the model which was built on an undistorted scale of 1:49. Model verification was based on prototype measurements of waves, tides and currents. Results have been interpreted in terms of the influence of various proposed remedial schemes on flow velocity magnitude, distribution and wave height at various locations within the study area. A stability parameter has been utilized for evaluating the degree of sediment erosion or deposition at a given location. Various structural solutions were examined in the model. It is proposed that, in the initial phase of solution implementation, sediment removal/nourishment methods be used primarily to mitigate the existing problems. New structures, as per model test results, should be installed under subsequent phases, only if sediment management procedures do not prove to be adequate. The currently followed procedure of periodic sand trap dredging may be extended to include the new dredging/nourishment requirements. (PDF contains 245 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Coastal engineering investigation at Jupiter Inlet, Florida
Personal Creator/Author:
Buckingham, William T.
Series Name: UFL/COEL
Number: 84/004
Date: 1984
Publisher: Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Department, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Latitude: 26.9448
Longitude: -80.072
Issuing Agency: Oceanographic Engineering Program, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida
Additional Information: Submitted to: Jupiter Inlet District and Palm Beach County
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydraulic model; Inlet hydraulics; tidal inlets; Jupiter Inlet; Sedimentation; Florida
Subjects: Oceanography
Item ID: 1471
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2008 13:06
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:31

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