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The evolution of an equilibrium bay

Ilic, S., Chadwick, A. J., Pan, Shunqi, Simmonds, D. and O'Connor, Brian 2001. The evolution of an equilibrium bay. Presented at: Coastal Dynamics (Conference), Lund, Sweden, 11 - 15 June 2001. Published in: Hanson, Hans and Larson, Magnus eds. Coastal Dynamics '01 : proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Coastal Dynamics, June 11-15, 2001, Lund Sweden. Reston, Virginia: American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 16-25. 10.1061/40566(260)2

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This paper reports on laboratory morphological studies of a shore-parallel porous breakwater system. A physical model study of the Elmer breakwater scheme, West Sussex, was conducted in the UK Coastal Research Facility (UKCRF) at HR Wallingford as part of an EPSRC-funded composite model evaluation (LUPY project). Mobile bed experiments, using both sand and anthracite as model sediments are described and discussed. Subsequent analysis showed that the evolution of equilibrium bays and their final width depend not only on the breakwater length and gap width, but also on the properties of the chosen model sediment and the permeability of the structure. It was also found that the 3D morphological changes influence the hydrodynamics, which in turn influences the evolution of the equilibrium morphological features.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bays; Breakwaters; Coastal environment; Equilibrium; United Kingdom
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN: 9780784405666
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:20

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