CONTROL OF CROSS-SHORE SEDIMENT TRANSPORT BY A DISTORTED RIPPLE MAT

Isao Irie, Nobuyuki Ono, Seiya Hashimoto, Satoshi Nakamura, Keisuke Murakami

Abstract


A method to control cross-shore sediment transport by a distorted ripple mat which is the artificial ripples of distorted cross section has been studied through hydraulic experiments and numerical simulation. First of all,the relative importance of factors affecting cross-shore sediment transport on fixed bed ripples and the condition on which sediment is definitely transported onshoreward are obtained. Based on this condition,experiments with movable bed are carried out to see how efficiently the distorted ripple mat can be utilized in stabilizing natural/artificial beaches. Furthermore,a. numerical model of beach profile change in which effects of ripple distortion are considered has been developed and beach stabilizing effects of the mat are also reproduced numerically.

Keywords


ripple; ripple mat; cross-shore transport; transport model

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