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Hydrodynamic modelling of a dynamic inlet

O'Connor, Brian A., Pan, Shunqi, Heron, M., Williams, J., Voulgaris, G. and Silva, A. 2001. Hydrodynamic modelling of a dynamic inlet. Presented at: International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Sydney, Australia, 16 - 21 July 2000. Published in: Edge, Billy L. ed. Coastal engineering 2000 : conference proceedings : July 16-21, 2000, Sydney, Australia. Reston, Virginia: American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 3472-3481. 10.1061/40549(276)270

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This paper describes details of a 2D hydrodynamic model and its applications to a dynamic inlet. The model computes the depth-average tide and wave-driven currents, as well as wave characteristics. It forms part of a Q3D model which also includes a module to compute undertow velocity distribution through the water column at a point-in-plan in the surf zone. The 2D hydrodynamic module allows for the effects of wave diffraction and refraction, wave breaking and wave-current interaction to be included in dynamic simulations for combined tidal and wave situations. The 2D model was applied to a newly-opened dynamic inlet near Faro at southern Portugal, with conditions obtained during a four-month intensive field campaign under Project INDIA (Inlet Dynamics Initiative: Algarve) funded by EU MAST III Research Programme. The model results were compared with field data measured by a number of remote sensing instruments and showed good agreement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breaking waves; Hydrodynamics; Inlets (waterway); Two-dimensional models; Undertow
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN: 9780784405499
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:20

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