Cross-shore sediment transport and beach deformation model

Rattanapitikon Winyu*, Tomoya Shibayama

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Based on a large amount of published laboratory results, reliable model is developed for computing beach profiles under regular wave actions. The sediment transport is separated into suspended load and bed load. The suspended load is computed as the product of the time-averaged suspended concentration and the time-averaged velocity. The bed load is developed following the similar step as Watanabe (1983) but the applied area is different. The wave model of Dally et al. (1985) is modified and used to compute wave height transformation. The beach profile change is computed from the conservation of sediment mass. The beach deformation model is verified with small scale and large scale experiments. Reasonably good agreement is obtained between measured and computed beach profiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3062-3075
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 25th International Conference on Coastal Engineering. Part 1 (of 4) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: 1996 Sept 21996 Sept 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering


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