Procedures of model construction
A model is constructed in the basin by filling sand and mortar so as to faithfully reproduce the local geography such as water depth.
1) Partitioning for geography
Timber panels partitionong the water basin are installed to reproduce a complex seabed geography.
2) Reproducing contour lines
The contour lines of the seabed (lines in the same depth) is drawn on the sand bed and piles are closely arranged. Plywood panels are placed to connect the piles.
3) Filling with sand
Sand is filled and leveled evenly to the top of each panel board of the model.
4) Applying mortar for bonding
Mortar is applied in 5cm thick on the sand and the surface is smoothed.
The model construction is completed. It takes about two months to construct the model of the port.