Wave-Induced Motion of Bottom Sediment Particles

by P. S. Eagleson,
R. G. Dean,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 1, Pg. 1162-1185

Document Type: Journal Paper


Theoretical analysis yields expressions for incipient motion and net velocity of single spherical bottom sediment particles under oscillatory waves; relationships are verified by experiment; prediction of equilibrium relationships between local wave characteristics, bottom slope and median particle diameter found on natural beaches.

Subject Headings: Particle velocity | Wave velocity | Particles | Sediment transport | Oscillations | Verification | Equilibrium | Slopes

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