Modelling overwash and infiltration on gravel barriers

Robert McCall, Gerd Masselink, Dano Roelvink, Paul Russel, Mark Davidson, Timothy Poate

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Abstract

A quasi-3D process-based and time dependent groundwater model is developed and coupled to a hydrodynamic storm impact model to simulate the effect of infiltration on overwash on a gravel barrier. The coupled model is shown to accurately reproduce groundwater variations, runup properties and overwash time series measured in the gravel barrier during a large-scale physical model experiment. The coupled model is applied to study the influence of hydraulic conductivity on overwash volumes. It is shown that modeled overwash volumes are significantly affected by infiltration for hydraulic conductivity values greater than 0.01ms-1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012, ICCE 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012, ICCE 2012 - Santander, Spain
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Conference

Conference33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012, ICCE 2012
CountrySpain
CitySantander
Period1/07/126/07/12

Keywords

  • Barrier
  • Gravel
  • Groundwater
  • Infiltration
  • Modeling
  • Overwash

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