Modeling swash zone sediment transport at Truc Vert beach

Arnold Van Rooijen, Ad Reniers, Jaap Van Thiel De Vries, Chris Blenkinsopp, Robert McCall

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A one-dimensional hydrostatic version of the XBeach model (Roelvink et al., 2009) is applied to hindcast swash morphodynamics measured during an accretive, and an erosive tide at Le Truc Vert beach (France) in early spring 2008 (Masselink et. al, 2009; Blenkinsopp et al., 2011). Swash hydrodynamics are solved by applying the nonlinear shallow water equations, and sediment transport rates are obtained from a combined intra-wave Nielsen and Bagnold type transport model. Reasonable predictions of morphological change in the swash were obtained. Nevertheless, the model underpredicts the water level setup and/or wave run-up during the accretive tide, which is hypothesized to be related to 2D-effects.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012, ICCE 2012 - Santander, Spain
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012


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