Masamitsu Kuroiwa, Ahmed Khaled Seif, Yuhei Matsubara, Yasushi Ichimura, Hajime Mase, Mazen Abualtayef


This study is concerned with development of a 3D morphodynamic predictive model for considering wave-current interaction by using wave action balance equation. The developed model was applied to model tests associated with a detached breakwater and wide-crested submerged breakwaters, and the influences of strong currents around the structures into wave height distribution and bathymetry change were investigated. Furthermore, the morphodynamics around the artificial reefs in the Uradome Beach, Tottori, Japan, was computed. From the computed results, a large scour hole due to strong rip-currents in the opening of the reefs was reproduced. The applicability of the model was confirmed.


morphodynamic; submerged breakwater; rip-current; numerical simulation

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