A SIMPLIFIED MODEL FOR LONGSHORE SEDIMENT TRANSPORT

James A. Bailard

Abstract


An energetics-based longshore sediment transport model is developed which takes the form of a modification to the wave power equation. Instead of being constant, the wave power coefficient is a function of the breaker angle and the ratio of the orbital velocity magnitude and the sediment fall velocity. This modification extends the range of application of the wave power equation to include both field and laboratory conditions.

Keywords


longshore transport; sediment transport; transport model

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