Experimental study and numerical simulation of mean longshore current for mild slope

Shen Liangduo, Gui Qinqin, Zou Zhili, He Lulu, Chen Wei, Jiang Mingtao

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Abstract

In this paper, experimental and numerical studies were performed to investigate the characteristics of longshore current under two mild slopes, the results of which may complement the existing studies, which have mainly focused on steep slopes. The experimental results revealed that the average velocity distribution of the longshore current was significantly different under the two different mild slopes. Under the slope of 1:100, the distribution of the averaged longshore current velocity had a downward concave trend at the nearshore side, while under the slope of 1:40 the trend became convex. In addition, the analysis of the numerical results showed that the distribution of the averaged longshore current velocity was affected by the distribution of the wave height within the surf zone and the bottom friction equations, with the influence of the latter being more significant. For the slope of 1:100, the cross-shore variability of alongshore variability can be calculated using the flow-type bottom friction equation, while for the slope of 1:40, the wave-type bottom friction equation can be used instead. Finally, the secondary breaking wave heights for mild slopes and the distribution of wave set-up are also shown in the study.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102651
JournalWave Motion
Volume99
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

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