SHORELINE AT JETTY DUE TO CYCLIC AND RANDOM WAVES

Todd L. Walton, Philip L.F. Liu, Edward B. Hands

Abstract


This paper examines the effects of random and deterministic cycling of wave direction on the updrift beach planform adjacent to a jetty. Results provided using a simplified numerical model cast in dimensionless form indicate the importance of the time series of wave direction in determining design jetty length for a given net sediment transport. Continuous cycling of • wave direction leads to the expected analytical solution. Simplications in the numerical model used restrict the applications to small wave angles, no diffraction, no reflection of waves off structure, no refraction, and no sand bypassing at jetty. The concept can be extended to more sophisticated numerical models.

Keywords


random waves; jetty; cyclic waves

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