Field Application of a Numerical Model of Beach Topography Change

by Akira Watanabe, Univ of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan,
Takuzo Shimizu, Univ of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan,
Kosuke Kondo, Univ of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments


Discussion was made, on the basis of field data, on the applicability of the formula for local rate of sediment transport due to combined action of waves and currents presented by Watanabe et al. (1986). Criteria for the direction of wave-induced net sediment transport were investigated in relation to sediment transport modes and the sheet flow movement was found to be significant in the field. Appropriate values of the coefficients in the sediment transport rate formula were evaluated using both field and laboratory data obtained under realistic conditions encountered on natural beaches.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Sediment transport | Laboratory tests | Transport rates | Water supply systems | Transportation engineering | Hydrologic models | Water flow | Alabama | United States

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