Development of a New Practical Model for Sand Transport Induced by Non-Breaking Waves Currents

Jebbe J van der Werf, Jan S. Ribberink, Thomas O'Donoghue

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A new practical model for net sand transport induced by non-breaking waves and currents is being developed within the SANTOSS research project. Phase I of model development is reported here. In comparison with existing models, the main improvement is the description of the wave-related transport. More specifically, phase lag effects in the sheet-flow and ripple regime — which potentially have a large effect on the net transport — are accounted for in a parameterized way. The santoss model is calibrated against a large set of data from oscillatory flow tunnel experiments covering a wide range of flow and sand conditions. The new model is seen to perform better than existing practical transport models, and is applicable to a larger range of conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS Coastal Sediments '07
Subtitle of host publicationSixth International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Process New Orleans, Louisiana, United States May 13-17, 2007
EditorsNicholas C Kraus, Julie Dean Rosati
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print) 978-0-7844-0926-8
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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