BEACH NOURISHMENT IN ALTAFULLA, SPAIN: VERIFICATION OF THEORETICAL MODELS

J. Galofre, F.J. Montoya, R. Medina

Abstract


This paper describes the comparison between results from theoretical methods and field data measurements on a beach nourishment project, in Altafulla beach, Spain. A brief review of the processes involved in the behaviour of beach nourishment projects are made in order to analyse beach evolution after filling it. Theoretical results can be obtained applying theoretical methods. A monitoring program was carried out after nourishment works and field data measurements were taken in order to verify theoretical models. Capability, application and validity of models to the prediction of a project performance are discussed comparing with field data results. The conclusion of the comparison is made for the Altafulla case study and a discussion of the results is included in order to understand beach evolution method by field data results.

Keywords


beach nourishment; Altafulla, Spain; model verification; theoretical model

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