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Title: Mathematical modeling of shoreline evolution
Authors: Tetra Tech Inc.
Le Méhauté, Bernard, 1927-
Soldate, Mills
Keywords: Beach Slope
Coastal Engineering
Mathematical Modeling
Shoreline Evolution
Issue Date: Oct-1977
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous report (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)) ; no. 77-10.
Description: Miscellaneous Report
Abstract: A critical literature survey on mathematical modeling of shoreline evolution is presented. The emphasis is on long-term evolution rather than seasonal evolution taking place during a storm. The one-line theory of Pelnard-Considere (1956) is developed along with a number of applications. Refinements to the theory are introduced by considering changes of beach slope, wave diffraction effects, wave variation, and variation of sea level. The case of hooked bays is also reviewed. It is concluded that a finite-difference mathematical scheme could be developed for engineering purposes for a small wave angle. For the large wave angle, shoreline instability does not permit use of a reliable mathematical model at this time.
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