MAGNITUDE OF THE B-FACTOR UNDER WAVE ACTION

J. van de Graaff, R.C. Steijn

Abstract


The sediment transport due to waves and currents depends on the distribution of sediment concentration and on the distribution of the velocity over the water depth. Our knowledge of both phenomena for practical applications is still rather poor. Some results of wave flume tests concerning the distribution of sediment concentrations due to wave action will be discussed. It turns out that the sediment size of the bottom material has a rather unexpected effect hereupon. With respect to the velocity distribution only some qualitative remarks can be made at the moment.

Keywords


beta factor; beta factor magnitude; sediment transport

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