DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF A MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF WAVE ACTION ON STEEP SLOPES

N.W.H. Allsop, J.V. Smallman, R.V. Stephens

Abstract


This paper summaries the initial stages in the development of a mathematical model of wave action on slopes. The model calculates water surface elevation and depth averaged velocity on the slope, and uses this data to estimate the level of wave run-up. The model has been validated by comparing its results with those from similar models, and from a physical model. Examples are presented of these comparisons, which were found to be in good agreement in most cases.

Keywords


steep slope; mathematical model; model application

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