SIMILARITY OF EQUILIBRIUM BEACH PROFILES

M.J. Paul, J.W. Kamphuis, A. Brebner

Abstract


In the design of mobile bed coastal models it is inherently assumed that prototype beach processes may be modelled using lightweight sediment. At the Queen's University Coastal Engineering Research Laboratory, a long range project is currently in progress to determine scaling laws and scale effect for mobile bed coastal models. A large portion of this program is directly concerned with beach profiles and in this paper preliminary work is reported, in which a comparison is made between two dimensional laboratory beach profiles obtained from controlled "prototype", undistorted model and some distorted model tests.

Keywords


similarity; equilibrium beach profile; beach profile

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