Accession Number : ADA289096

Title :   Calculation of Suspended Sediment Transport by Combined Wave-Current Flows.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RALPH M PARSONS LAB FOR WATER RESOURCES AND HYDRODYNAMICS

Personal Author(s) : Wikramanayake, Palitha N. ; Madsen, Ole S.

PDF Url : ADA289096

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 218

Abstract : The objective of this study was to investigate the application of simple eddy viscosity models, developed for wave-current interaction, to the problem of sediment suspension and transport. A review of existing models is given; however, it is pointed out that all models compute suspended sediment transport by interacting the product of mean concentration and mean velocity. Because recent field experiments indicate that time-varying quantities may dominate the sediment flux due to mean components, the model described in this report calculates time-varying components of the concentration along with the mean flow component. The report describes the governing equations and boundary conditions, the process used to select an eddy viscosity model for hydrodynamics of wave-current interaction, and the determination of a resuspension coefficient. Detailed summaries of model development and the solution scheme are provided, as well as example calculations using the computer program WCSTRANS. A source listing of the computer model is included.

Descriptors :   *EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS), *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, *SUSPENDED SEDIMENTS, VELOCITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, DATA PROCESSING, WATER FLOW, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, OCEAN WAVES, OCEAN CURRENTS, FLUX(RATE), FIELD TESTS, VARIATIONS, BOUNDARIES, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), HYDRODYNAMIC CODES, COASTAL ENGINEERING, VISCOSITY.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE