EQUILIBRIUM CONDITIONS IN BEACH WAVE INTERACTION

H. Raman

Abstract


Laboratory studies were conducted in an attempt to find out a relationship between beach and wave characteristics when equilibrium conditions are reached in beach wave interaction for the simple case of regular waves acting normal to the beach. Experimental results indicate the existence of stable points on beach profiles where the coordinates of the profile do not change with time when waves of constant characteristics act on the beach. Emperical relationship between the wave and beach properties are proposed. A new criterion for classification of beach profiles is indicated.

Keywords


equilibrium condition; beach wave interaction

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