COMPUTER SIMULATION OF BEACH EROSION AND PROFILE MODIFICATION DUE TO WAVES.

H. Wang*, R. A. Dalrymple, J. C. Shiau

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A computer model has been developed to predict coastal erosion as a function of input deepwater wave conditions, tidal conditions and the nearshore present bathymetry. The model predicts sediment transport in the offshore zone due to transport of material by the wave-induced mass transport and in the surf zone, caused primarily by the longshore current. Examples of the capabilities of the model are presented, including the modification of the beach profile with time due to the uneven littoral drift across the surf zone and the alteration of an irregular shoreline with time due to wave and tidal effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1369-1384
Number of pages16
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975
EventSymp on Model Tech, 2nd Annu, Proc - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Sep 3 1975Sep 5 1975

Other

OtherSymp on Model Tech, 2nd Annu, Proc
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period9/3/759/5/75

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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