Modeling Applications in Coastal Engineering

by Robert Battalio, Moffatt & Nichol Engineers, Long, Beach, CA, USA,
Andrea Bertolotti, Moffatt & Nichol Engineers, Long, Beach, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


This paper discusses physical and numerical models of coastal processes as applied to coastal and ocean engineering projects. Some of the concepts and principles of modelling are identified and briefly discussed. Four case studies of modelling applications in which the authors were directly involved are presented to illustrate how physical and numerical models have been used in coastal and ocean engineering. For each case study, the benefits derived from model application are identified. Also, specific aspects of each model application are highlighted to elaborate on modelling concepts and principles. Two case studies of both physical and numerical models are provided.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Numerical analysis | Hydraulic models | Numerical models | Mathematical models | Physical models | Coastal engineering | Coastal processes

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