BREACH GROWTH: EXPERIMENTS AND MODELLING

Harry de Looff, Henk J. Steetzel, Aric W. Kraak

Abstract


Since 1989 research has been contacted in the Netherlands on the issue of breach growth. This contribution describes the set-up and results of wave basin experiments which had the aim to obtain insight into the process of growth of the width of a breach. From analysis of the recorded data (flow characteristics in the breach and the development of the breach) an empirical relation for breach width growth has been derived. This relation has been implemented into a (conceptual) numerical model which is briefly described in this document also.

Keywords


beach growth; beach modeling

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