HYDRAULIC MODEL TESTS FOR INDIANA HARBOR DEVELOPMENT

Lorenz G. Straub, Robert Y. Hudson

Abstract


Plant facilities of the Inland Steel Company, East Chicago, Indiana, and the East Chicago plant of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, occupy the entire perimeter and adjacent shoreline of Indiana Harbor (Figs. 1, 2, and 3) Major changes in the plants of these companies required revisions in the shoreline and the building of various bulkheads within the harbor and in Lake Michigan outside the harbor breakwater. Small scale hydraulic model studies of the harbor and portions of certain harbor structures were conducted to aid in the solution in the wave action problems arising from the construction programs of the two steel companies. Investigations concerned construction projects recently completed, projects under construction during the course of the model studies, and proposed future plans for plant expansion and harbor development.

Keywords


model studies; Lake Michigan; coastal structure design

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