Yang Zhang's research while affiliated with CH2M Hill and other places

Publications (5)

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Site specific bedload and suspended sediment transport data collected at two test pit locations over a four-day period during April 2015 were analyzed to calibrate a numerical sediment transport model of Cook Inlet, AK. The field data campaign was designed to collect suspended load and bedload field measurements and was carried out in two phases. D...
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This paper addresses key considerations for the design of a ca. 450 m long exposed container quay serving as part of a port expansion in the Port of Ashdod, Israel. The selected quay structure consists of a steel pipe pile supported concrete platform, with a combination stone/Antifer cube revetment below the platform for wave absorption. In develop...
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Field observations and numerical modeling of infragravity (IG) waves were conducted in support of a major expansion of the Port of Haifa. Field measurements show that the overall energy level of IG waves is similar between stations deployed outside and inside the port, while spectra of IG waves show a clear peak of ~0.01 Hz at the inside-port stati...
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Wave, dynamic mooring and downtime studies were performed to support the development of the Haifa New Marine Container Terminal (HNMCT) by the Israel Ports Development & Assets Company Ltd. (IPC) at the Port of Haifa. Due to the particular wave conditions and characteristics of Haifa Bay, the Port is occasionally affected by long (infragravity) wav...
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Coastal engineering studies were performed to define site and design conditions for the development of new docking facilities and a wave protection structure at Pier F in the Port of Long Beach, California. The new facilities will provide docking to a fireboat, pilot and port security boats with lengths ranging from 30 to 110 feet (9.1 to 33.5 m)....

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... They are thought to affect altimetry measurements (Ardhuin et al., 2014) and are coupled to various physical processes such as sediment transport (Aagaard & Greenwood, 1994), breaking of ice sheets in the Pacific (Bromirski et al., 2010), and the Earth's hum (Rhie & Romanowicz, 2006). They are also detrimental for harbor design as they can resonate within its bounds (Zhang et al., 2016). While the study of IG waves has been ongoing for a long time (Tucker, 1950), only recently was it extended to deep waters (Aucan & Ardhuin, 2013;Godin et al., 2013) due to technical difficulties of measuring these waves at large depths. ...