Mathematical Model of Groyned Shingle Beaches

by A. H. Brampton, HR Wallingford, Wallingford, United Kingdom,
D. G. Goldberg, HR Wallingford, Wallingford, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments


The paper describes the development of a mathematical model designed to be used by coastal engineers to study the effects of groynes on shingle beaches. The main task of the model is to predict the evolution of a beach under wave action, over a period of several years, for alternative groyne profiles and spacings. Both alongshore and cross-shore sediment transport mechanisms are included.

Subject Headings: Littoral drift | Sediment transport | Beaches | Groins (structure) | Mathematics | Mathematical models | Wave action

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