A SCHEMATIZATION OF ONSHORE-OFFSHORE TRANSPORT

D.H. Swart

Abstract


The investigation reported herein covers two aspects of the schematization of coastal processes on sandy beaches in a direction perpendicular to the coastline, viz.: (1) the prediction of equilibrium beach profiles and (2) the corresponding offshore sediment transport due to wave action. A physically-based schematic model of the onshore-offshore profile development was tested on available small-scale and full-scale model tests and physically-based empirical relationships were derived to enable the application of the model to both small-scale and prototype conditions.

Keywords


crossshore transport; transport schematization

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