BEACH RECHARGE DESIGN AND BI-MODAL WAVE SPECTRA

T.T. Coates, P.J. Hawkes

Abstract


Recent field and laboratory research indicates the potential importance of complex wave spectra (combining swell and wind sea) in the design of gravel beach recharge schemes. The paper discusses the research and introduces a swell wave atlas as an aid to understanding the occurrence probability of complex wave conditions around England and Wales.

Keywords


wave spectra; beach design; beach recharge; bimodal spectra

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