Due to the increased demand for safety and security requirements on the port infrastructure, the harbor tranquility is one of the important parameter in the
mooring basin of harbor.
It relates keenly to berthing/unberthing and cargo handling works but also it is an important indicator to get the minimum water area as the safe refuge.
Hupo harbor is a national coastal harbor located in east coast of Korea and a development plan for a new marina near the entrance is being carried out including berth layouts, breakwater extensions, 300m marina berths, dredging and land reclamation works.
The new plan will impact on calmness of the existing port. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze in complex the variation of wave height and direction caused by wave refraction, diffraction, shoaling and reflection from the incident waves from outside the harbor.
In order to check the calmness inside a harbor, the numerical models are being used currently need fundamental reviews according to the difference of results which depend on their respective features.
In this study, hence, it was introduced the validity of numerical models by comparing the computational results with the hydraulic model experiment.
The current investigations contribute to the existing development recommendations and provide further solutions for port planning.