Equilibrium beach profiles with random seas

Christopher G. Creed*, Robert A. Dalrymple, David L. Kriebel, James M. Kaihatu

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Three quantitative equilibrium beach profiles models are presented for random wave fields. Two models follow the work of Larson where improvements to the spilling breaker assumption are made with spectral estimations of wave breaking. The third model is established by imposing a no-net sediment transport condition on Bailard's (1982) cross-shore sediment transport formulation. Modeling the flow field as in Roelvink and Stive (1989), an equilibrium solution is achieved which includes a longshore bar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)0872629333
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering - Venice, Italy
Duration: Oct 4 1992Oct 9 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)0893-8717


OtherProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering
CityVenice, Italy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering


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