Accession Number : AD0615790

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF LONGSHORE CURRENTS ON A PLANE BEACH,

Corporate Author : ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Galvin,C. J. ,Jr. ; eagleson,P. S.

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : This investigation deals with experimental description of longshore currents and analytical prediction of longshore current velocity. The experimental phase includes measurements, under controlled laboratory conditions, of phenomena associated with longshore currents flowing on a smooth plane beach. The analytical phase includes development of an empirical relation between longshore current velocity and wave conditions at breaking, an order-of-magnitude analysis of energy in the surf zone, and an examination of equations of motion for longshore currents. The empirical relation for predicting approximate value of mean velocity of uniform longshore currents agrees with some sets of field and laboratory data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEACHES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA), TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, SEDIMENTATION, HYDRODYNAMICS, BREAKWATERS, OCEAN CURRENTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE