THREE DIMENSIONAL TESTS ON DYNAMIC EQUILIBRIUM AND ARTIFICIAL NOURISHMENT

J.W. Kamphuis, R.M. Myers

Abstract


A three dimensional facility for testing dynamic equilibrium and artificial nourishment of beaches was developed. Specific conclusions are drawn with respect to trap location and re-reflection of waves. It was found that dynamic equilibrium is achieved faster in three dimensional tests than in previous two dimensional work and that the profiles are eroding profiles rather than potential (limit) profiles. It was seen that profiles develop around the offshore bar which is shaped early in the experiments. Also the depth of the summer step was found predictable from critical shear stress considerations. Finally, onshore nourishment of eroding beaches was found to be successful.

Keywords


dynamic equilibrium; artificial nourishment; 3D test

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