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Bank Erosion from Small Craft Wave wake in Sheltered Waterways


MacFarlane, GJ and Cox, G and Bradbury, J, Bank Erosion from Small Craft Wave wake in Sheltered Waterways, The Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Part B, 150, (B2 ) pp. 33-48. ISSN 1740-0694 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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The wave wake generated by large vessels has received high-profile research and regulatory responses in recent years. Conversely, recreational vessel wave wake can impact significantly on sheltered waterways, yet the sector receives little research funding and is often regulated with simplistic criteria. Small craft wave wake, comprising smaller waves and shorter periods, can be quantified adequately with fewer variables, opening the possibility for over-arching guidelines that are not site-specific. This paper analyses past small craft wave wake studies, including bank erosion studies, to determine which measures of erosion potential are the most descriptive. Past approaches using a single criterion are shown to be generally inadequate and often misleading. A multi-criteria approach has been adopted to ensure that all the erosive components of highspeed, small craft wave wake are accounted for. A possible implementation method is discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
UTAS Author:MacFarlane, GJ (Associate Professor Gregor MacFarlane)
ID Code:54537
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2009-02-24
Last Modified:2009-07-28
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