EXPERIENCES WITH TIDAL SALINITY MODEL EUROPOORT

A.J. van Rees, P. can der Kuur, H.J. Stroband

Abstract


To guide -the works for the new harbour entrance at Rotterdam- Europoort in 1965 a tidal salinity model (scales 1:640 hor., 1:64 vert.) was constructed. The model includes a part of the North Sea and the Rotterdam Waterway Estuary. For its regular adjustment, use could be made of extensive prototype measurements, two-dimensional tidal computations and tidal computations by means of the DELTAR (analogue, onedim.). The model has proved to be very valuable for predicting stream patterns for nautical purposes because the shipping (huge crude carriers) had to go on without danger while the works were being carried out. The model has also been used for the solution of harbour problems (design, siltation), for predicting cooling water recirculation, and for advice on salinity intrusion problems.

Keywords


tidal salinity; salinity model; Europoort

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