Laboratory measurements of hydrodynamics and sediment transport in the swash-zone

G. A. Kikkert*, T. O'Donoghue, D. Pokrajac

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Abstract

The hydrodynamics and sediment transport processes in the swash-zone are investigated through new, detailed, large-scale laboratory experiments. Simultaneous measurements of flow depth and velocity were obtained on mobile beaches, consisting of 1.5mm coarse sand or 10mm gravel, and with a slope of 1:10. In addition, measurements of the sediment transport in the swash-zone were obtained through the use of sediment traps with accurate timing. The paper presents a description of the experimental investigation, including the facility and experimental methods, with the focus on the sediment transport measurements. Typical time-series of flow velocity and sediment transport rates are presented as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Hydraulics - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics
EditorsGeorge C. Christodoulou, Anastasios I. Stamou
Pages601-606
Number of pages6
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics - Athens, Greece
Duration: 23 Jun 201025 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period23/06/1025/06/10

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