A Calibrated Longshore Transport Model for Richards Bay

by W. I. Laubscher, CSIR, Stellenbosch, South Africa,
R. C. Coppoolse, CSIR, Stellenbosch, South Africa,
J. S. Schoonees, CSIR, Stellenbosch, South Africa,
D. H. Swart, CSIR, Stellenbosch, South Africa,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments


In order to plan maintenance dredging at the Port of Richards Bay, different studies were carried out. These were to determine the extreme dredging rates required in the long term and to predict quarterly, with the aid of a calibrated longshore sediment transport model, the volumes that should have been dredged and used to replenish the downdrift beaches.

Subject Headings: Littoral drift | Bays | Sediment transport | Calibration | Transportation management | Dredging | Ports and harbors | Transport rates | Africa | South Africa

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