EQUILIBRIUM PROFILES OF MODEL BEACHES

Irvathur Vasudeva Nayak

Abstract


The investigation reported herein covers two aspects of equilibrium beach profiles, namely, (a) the criterion governing their type and (b) their reflection characteristics The problems are first analysed from dimensional considerations and then studied experimentally in laboratory wave flumes using different sizes of quartz, ground walnut shell and ground plastic as movable bed material. Empirical relations between pertinent parameters governing the beach process are given.

Keywords


equilibrium profile; model beach

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