Accession Number : ADA293023

Title :   Physical Model Study of Revere Beach, Massachusetts.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Ward, Donald L.

PDF Url : ADA293023

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : Physical model studies were conducted in 2-D wave flumes to determine overtopping rates for existing and proposed structures along Revere Beach, Massachusetts, during design storm events. Results of the physical model studies were used in regression analysis to develop simple nondimensional equations relating overtopping rates to incident wave conditions and structure design along various reaches of the beach. Total volume overtopping in the physical model was compared to prototype data for a known storm event to verify the model. Overtopping rates were then determined for the existing seawall using bathymetries surveyed both before and after a 1991 beachfill project. The effectiveness of a proposed dike shoreward of the seawall was also measured in the physical model. (AN)

Descriptors :   *FLOOD CONTROL, *BEACH EROSION, DATA BASES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, OCEAN WAVES, COMPARISON, TURBULENCE, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, BATHYMETRY, PROFILES, INTERPOLATION, STORMS, ELEVATION, COASTAL ENGINEERING, FLOODING, BREAKWATERS, DIKES, MASSACHUSETTS, OCEAN TIDES.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE