Ridge-runnel and swash dynamics field experiment on a steep meso-tidal engineered beach: Numerical model simulation of ridge accretion Conference Paper uri icon


  • Copyright 2017 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE). Measured post-storm beach recovery was simulated using the process-based, depth-averaged 1-D cross-shore numerical model CSHORE over 30 tide cycles. The field data were collected during a 3-week experiment along the Delaware coast of the United States following a Nor'Easter storm. A pronounced ridge formed immediately after the storm and rapidly grew in height and shoreward extent. The model was able to capture the ridge accretion process (crest location, elevation, and ridge slope) accurately once sediment transport related parameters were calibrated. A sensitivity analysis of the most important numerical parameters is presented in addition to profile evolution results.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Figlus, J., Song, Y. K., Chardn-Maldonado, P., & Puleo, J. A.

complete list of authors

  • Figlus, J||Song, YK||Chardón-Maldonado, P||Puleo, JA

publication date

  • January 2017