EFFECTS OF STRUCTURE ON DEPOSITION OF DISCHARGED SEDIMENT AROUND RIVERMOUTH

Ichiro Deguchi, Toru Sawaragi

Abstract


The influence of coastal structures on a discharged flow and a depositional pattern of discharged sediment from a river are investigated experimentally. It is found that a pair of offshore detached breakwaters, as well as a pair of jetties, had a little influence on them. The offshore detached breakwater has also a function to prevent rivermouth from filling up with depositional sediment by waves. A numerical procedure for the prediction of depositional pattern of discharged sediment is developed based on the experimental results. The proposed numerical procedure is shown to reproduce depositional patterns around a rivermouth without structures and a jetty-protected rivermouth satisfactorily. However, the flow pattern around the offshore detached breakwater-protected rivermouth can not be reproduced.

Keywords


river mouth; discharged sediment; effects of structures

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