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Title: The SPM Energy Flux Method for Predicting Longshore Transport Rate
Authors: Galvin, Cyril J. (Cyril Jerome), 1935-
Schweppe, Charles R.
Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Coastal engineering--United States
Sediment transport--United States
Water waves
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical paper (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.));no. 80-4
Abstract: Abstract: This report explains in detail the energy flux method in Section 4.532 of the Shore Protection Manual (SPM). Appendix A describes the derivation of four energy flux factors. Appendix B explains how the significant wave height enters these equations. Appendix C identifies the data that led to the prediction of longshore transport rate from the energy flux factor. The importance of the correct formulation of breaker speed, and its effect on estimates of breaker angle are demonstrated. The report describes the steps used to arrive at the energy flux method, but it does not critically analyze those steps.
Description: Technical Paper
Gov't Doc #: Technical Paper No. 80-4
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Size: 38 pages / (1.820Mb)
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