REPRODUCTION MODELS OF BEACH CHANGE BY STORM WAVES

Masahiro Ito, Yoshito Tsuchiya

Abstract


This paper presents a technique to reproduce, by a twodimensional moveable-bed model, beach change due to the timedependent storm waves which are generated by the passage of an atmospheric depression. In the model test, scaling conditions for sand grain-size, vertical and horizontal lengths, and wave height and period characteristics were established by applying the authors' scale-model relationship which was reported; and wave duration time also was decided. A method of employing regular waves in the model to represent irregular waves in the field is proposed. From the results, it was shown that the model can reproduce well the beach change in the field using the regular waves having the mean wave properties in the irregular waves.

Keywords


storm waves; beach change; reproduction model

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