Equilibrium beach profiles with random seas Conference Paper uri icon


  • Three quantitative equilibrium beach profiles models are presented for random wave fields. Two models follow the work of Larson where improvements to the spilling breaker assumption are made with spectral estimations of wave breaking. The third model is established by imposing a no-net sediment transport condition on Bailard's (1982) cross-shore sediment transport formulation. Modeling the flow field as in Roelvink and Stive (1989), an equilibrium solution is achieved which includes a longshore bar.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Creed, C. G., Dalrymple, R. A., Kriebel, D. L., & Kaihatu, J. M.

complete list of authors

  • Creed, CG||Dalrymple, RA||Kriebel, DL||Kaihatu, JM

publication date

  • January 1993