MODELING SEDIMENTATION AT INLET AND COASTAL REGION

Pang-Mou Lin

Abstract


Sediment transport In the vicinity of inlets and coastal regions depends on the combined bottom shear stresses due to both currents and waves. The modeling of the movement of bedload is controlled by the Proude law, bottom shear stress, wave steepness, and friction factor. Assuming Einstein's theory of bedload function can be applied to this study, an analysis was performed after conducting experiments in the flume and model basin. A series of results obtained from the flume tests is to Insure the relationship between the fluid characteristic and the movement of bedload. The final results concerning the longshore sediment transport appeared satisfactory with the estimated curves. The bottom configurations in the Inlet after each test were also shown satisfactorily similar. The sedimentologlcal time scale for the three bed materials were not In satisfactory agreement, however, more discussion of the results was presented in this paper.

Keywords


sedimentation modeling; inlet; coastal region

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