Sandt-pro: Sediment transport measurements under irregular and breaking waves

Jan S. Ribberink, Dominic A. Van Der A, Joep Van Der Zanden, Tom O'Donoghue, David Hurther, Iván Cáceres, Peter D. Thorne

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Abstract

First results are presented of a measurement campaign done in the large-scale Barcelona CIEM wave flume from October 2013 to January 2014. The aim of the experiments was to improve our understanding of sediment transport processes in the near-shore region. In particular, we focused on the effects of (1) wave breaking and (2) wave irregularity on net sediment transport rates and sediment transport processes. High-resolution measurements were obtained using advanced instrumentation, deployed from a custom-built measuring frame that could be horizontally and vertically positioned. These instruments provide detailed insights in the vertical distributions of sediment fluxes. Preliminary results from the breaking-wave experiments show an onshore transport of sediment prior to breaking, likely to be dominated by wave-nonlinearity effects, and an offshore sediment flux shoreward of breaking, where the sediment fluxes are undertow-dominated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014
EditorsPatrick Lynett
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780989661126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2014
Event34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 15 Jun 201420 Jun 2014
Conference number: 34
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Conference

Conference34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014
Abbreviated titleICCE
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period15/06/1420/06/14
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Keywords

  • Breaking waves
  • Irregular waves
  • Sediment dynamics
  • Sediment transport
  • Sheet flow
  • Surf zone
  • Wave flume experiments

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