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Accession Number ADA578497
Title Non-Equilibrium Sediment Transport Model for Coastal Inlets and Navigation Channels.
Publication Date 2011
Media Count 11p
Personal Author A. Sanchez W. Wu
Abstract This paper presents a depth-averaged sediment transport model with emphasis on morphodynamic processes near coastal inlets and navigation channels. The model solves the depth-averaged two-dimensional non-equilibrium transport equation of total-load sediment, considering bed-material hiding and exposure, avalanching and sediment transport over hard bottoms. The model is coupled with a depth-averaged circulation model and a spectral wave transformation model. Predicted bed changes are compared with measurements for two laboratory experiments of channel infilling and in a field study at Shinnecock Inlet, Long Island, NY. The results indicate that the model is capable of predicting the general trends of morphology change and provides a useful tool for engineering applications such as coastal sediment management, navigation channel maintenance, and beach erosion protection.
Keywords Avalanches
Bed slope effect
Channel infilling
Cms(Coastal modeling system)
Coastal inlets
Finite volume
Numerical models
Ocean bottom
Ocean currents
Sediment adaptation length
Sediment transport

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 48G - Hydrology & Limnology
72B - Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, & Mathematical Logic
Corporate Author Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. Coastal Hydraulics Lab.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1321
Contract Number N/A

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