Laboratory experiments on 3-D nearshore current and a model with momentum flux by breaking waves

Akio Okayasu, Koji Hara, Tomoya Shibayama

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Abstract

Laboratory experiments are performed in a wave basin to investigate the characteristics of three dimensional distribution of the nearshore current. Direction and amplitude of the nearshore current significantly change along the vertical axis and have spiral distribution. A quasi 3-D model which gives the 3-D distribution of nearshore current is proposed. Momentum flux due to the large vortexes formed on the front face of breaking waves is included in the model to evaluate the depth averaged current. The model is examined with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2461-2475
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 24th International Conference on Coastal Engineering. Part 1 (of 3) - Kobe, Jpn
Duration: 1994 Oct 231994 Oct 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering

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