Role of vegetation on beach run-up due to regular and cnoidal waves
Date of Issue2012
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The effectiveness of measures in protecting the coast against natural hazards depends on the extent of run-up by ocean waves, which is an essential parameter in their planning and design. Although, several formulae have been derived in the past for estimation of run-up in laboratory studies for a variety of wave front structures, certain uncertainties still remain pertaining to flat slopes and long waves. To understand the performance characteristics of vegetation in attenuating run-up, a comprehensive experimental investigation was taken up. The studies were carried out with regular and cnoidal waves propagating over a plane slope of 1 30 in the presence and absence of vegetation of different characteristics. The results on the variation of dimensionless run-up as a function of wave and vegetal parameters are presented and discussed in this paper.
Journal of coastal research
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