COMBINED PHYSICAL AND NUMERICAL MODELLING TO INFORM OPTIMAL MARINA DESIGN

Vincenzo Albanese, Keith Powell, Giovanni Cuomo

Abstract


A new Marina, capable of hosting up to 1,000 boats, is being constructed along the southern Tyrrhenian Sea coast of Italy. The Marina is separated from the shore by a 80 m wide channel and access to the harbour will be via a bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava. Design improvements and refinements were identified through physical and numerical model studies. This paper shows the important role of numerical and physical models in the design process of a marina. For this project the physical model study has confirmed the effectiveness of the optimised design

Keywords


marina; numerical modelling; physical modelling

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