Chapter 26 An integrated hydrodynamic model on muddy coasts

Mohsen Soltanpour*, S. Abbas Haghshenas, Tomoya Shibayama

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A numerical cross-shore model to simulate two features of wave-mud interaction on fine-grained shore profiles, i.e. fluidization of mud layer and wave height attenuation, is presented. The analytical model of Foda et al. (1993) is used to determine the fluidized depth of mud layer. The wave height transformation is computed from the energy flux conservation law combining the effects of mud bed, shoaling and wave breaking. The rheological constitutive equations of visco-elastic (VE) material are used for numerical simulation of fluid mud behavior. A preliminary application of the model shows its capability to predict wave height transformation along soft muddy profiles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSediment and Ecohydraulics INTERCOH 2005
EditorsTetsuya Kusuda, Hiroyuki Yamanishi, Joseph Gailani, Jeremy Spearman
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 16
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings in Marine Science
ISSN (Print)1568-2692


  • cross-shore wave transformation model
  • fluid mud
  • fluid mud thickness
  • mud fluidization
  • mud profile
  • muddy coast
  • visco-elastic model
  • wave height attenuation
  • wave height transformation
  • wave-mud interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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