Accession Number : ADA310316

Title :   Potential Toe Scour and Wave Reflection at Revetments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Ernest R.

PDF Url : ADA310316

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This paper presents a method for estimating toe scour potential at a reveted slope as characterized by bottom velocity. Wave, water level, and structure parameters are considered. Laboratory tests were conducted on a fixed (nonerodible) bottom, and wave and bottom velocity time series were measured near the toe of the revetment. Previous scour studies are reviewed, the laboratory experiment is described, and results are presented to correlate representative bottom velocity with relative depth, wave steepness, and reflection.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN WAVES, *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, *WATER EROSION, *REVETMENTS, VELOCITY, OCEAN CURRENTS, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, FLOW RATE, COASTAL ENGINEERING, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, OCEAN BOTTOM, SURF.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE