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Accession Number ADA578392
Title Comparison of a Physical and Numerical Mobile-Bed Model of Beach and T- Head Groin Interaction.
Publication Date May 2011
Media Count 15p
Personal Author A. Bayram B. Joyner L. Lin P. Knox
Abstract The Coastal Modeling System (CMS) numerical model is applied to simulate nearshore planform and beach profile morphology changes during storm wave and water level conditions on a sandy beach stabilized by T-head groins. The numerical model results are compared to measured planform and profile changes from a 1:25 scale, three-dimensional mobile bed physical model study of the beach and Thead groin system. Numerical simulations and comparisons are done at prototype scale. At present, the numerical model calculates well the wave propagation toward the shore and morphology change shoreward of T-head groins. It is evident that there is a need to include the swash zone process, wave asymmetry and undertow to improve the sediment transport calculation in area between the seaward ends of T-head groins.
Keywords Beaches
Cms(Coastal modeling system)
Equilibrium total load transport formulation
Explicit solvers
Net(Non- equilibrium transport)
Numerical methods and procedures
Ocean bottom
T-head groins
Water levels
Water waves

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 48G - Hydrology & Limnology
72B - Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, & Mathematical Logic
44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
89D - Structural Analyses
Corporate Author Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. Coastal Hydraulics Lab.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1321
Contract Number N/A

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