Faculty Advisor

Krueger, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Plummer, Jeanine D.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to develop a conceptual design for the re-creation of a mile-long section of the historical Blackstone Valley Canal in Worcester, Massachusetts. The team evaluated potential water sources for the canal based on proximity, supply and quality. The team then researched the feasibility of incorporating water quality improvements into the design. Lastly, the structural components of the canal were designed considering cost, maintenance, and aesthetics. The final design can be used to develop an historically significant canal in downtown Worcester.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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