1 Division of Water and Soil, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN2 Coastal Engineering Research Group, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN3 Department of Civil Engineering, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN4 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN5 ipartimento di Ingegneria Civile – Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca in Ingegneria Ambientale, Seconda Universitá di Napoli6 School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland7 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile – Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca in Ingegneria Ambientale, Seconda Universitá di Napoli8 Laboratorio de Ingeniería Marítima, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña,9 Laboratorio de Ingeniería Marítima, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña10 Dipartimento ISAC, Universitá Politecnica delle Marche11 School of Marine Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth12 Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra. Universitá di Ferrara
The modelling of swash zone (SZ) sediment transport and the resulting morphodynamics have been areas of active research over the last decade. However, many details are still to be understood, whose knowledge will be greatly advanced by the collection of high-quality data under the controlled large-scale laboratory conditions. The research describes tests carried out in the large wave flume of the Maritime Engineering Laboratory at Catalonia University of Technology, to investigate the SZ under the storm conditions. Its main aim was to compare beach-profile responses for monochromatic waves, monochromatic waves plus free long waves, bi-chromatic waves and random waves. Both erosive and accretive conditions were considered. Results discussed here were derived from the analysis of only a part of the whole data set.
Journal of Hydraulic Research, 2011, Vol 49, Issue S1, p. 55-63