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Title: Procedures for preliminary analysis of tidal inlet hydraulics and stability
Authors: Sorensen, Robert M., 1938-
Keywords: Channel Velocity
Inlet Hydraulics
Inlet Stability
Tidal Inlet
Tidal Prism
Tidal Range
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical aid ; no. 77-8.
Description: Technical Aid
Abstract: This report summarizes procedures for calculating the maximum tidal inlet channel velocity during a tidal cycle as well as the bay tidal range and phase lag (published by King, 1974). Guidance for the application of these procedures to solve tidal inlet design problems for jettied inlets is also presented, The procedures may be applied to some unjettied inlets. A procedure is described whereby the inlet hydraulic response calculations can be combined with the appropriate tidal prism-inlet area stability relationship from Jarrett (1976) to predict the probable stable inlet cross-sectional area, if stability is possible. An example is presented that demonstrates both the hydraulic response and channel stability calculations for a jettied tidal inlet.
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