Mississippi State University
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The purpose of this work, which is designed for the Port of Pascagoula, is to locate sedimentation problems, identify sediment characteristics, and devise a method to decrease the port’s dredging costs. In order to understand what sediment problems are typical of the Port of Pascagoula the characteristics that are associated with sediment transportation in the port’s harbors are examined. This examination consists of a field investigation followed by an extensive evaluation of the data. Once the characteristics that are unique to the harbors are identified, potential solutions are examined. These potential solutions are evaluated until a feasible and efficient plan is devised to reduce the ports dependency on dredging. Recommendations include agitation, a fluid mud trap, and the practice of active nautical depth. Each of these solutions would allow the port to reduce its dredge costs.
Johnson, Hunter Neal, "Sedimentation solutions for the Port of Pascagoula" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 3886.