APPLICATION OF A SEMI-EMPIRICAL LONGSHORE TRANSPORT FORMULATION

Giuseppe Barbaro, Giuseppe Roberto Tomasicchio, Giovanni Malara, Felice D'Alessandro

Abstract


The present paper deals with the determination of longshore sediment transport rate. Specifically, case study of Saline Joniche (Reggio Calabria, Italy, is discussed. This case is of interest because, in this location, an artificial basin was built in the 70’s. After few years, port entrance experienced total obstruction by sand. Actually, the area is abandoned and several projects have been proposed for revitalising port activities.
This paper discusses a method for estimating the longshore sediment transport rate at Saline Joniche and complements previous methodology.

Keywords


longshore transport; energy flux approach

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