Modeling Beach Erosion and Shore Evolution

by Otavio J. Sayao, Atria Engineering Hydraulics Inc., Mississauga, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Canada

Abstract: The objectives of this paper are to review some hydraulic modelling techniques for the evaluation of beach erosion and shoreline evolution due to wave and current action. Both numerical and physical (small scale) simulations are considered and examples of applications are given.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Numerical models | Erosion | Beaches | Coastal processes | Shoreline | Wave action

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