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Hydrodynamics and Sediment Dynamics of Tidal Inlets by J. van de Kreeke (auth.), David G. Aubrey, Lee Weishar

By J. van de Kreeke (auth.), David G. Aubrey, Lee Weishar (eds.)

Along a lot of the coastline of the area, tidal inlets play a huge position in nearshore methods, offering hyperlinks among the coastal oceans and guarded embayments. Their learn is of specific value not just for the knowledge of primary approaches in coastal oceanography but additionally for engineering and the correct administration of the fragile equilibrium of our beaches. This quantity, in response to the International Symposium on Hydrodynamics and Sediment Dynamics of Tidal Inlets held at Woods gap, MA, offers the reader with an outline of latest study on those very important positive factors. The insurance contains: - mathematical modelling, together with a assessment of inlet hydrodynamics, - observations on hydrodynamics, - sedimentology and morphology, - tidal deltas, - methods and rules bearing on sedimentation, and the - affects of shore safety and dredging in beaches.

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22 APPENDIX A The Bernoulli Equation and the Velocity Distribution Coefficient qa To account for velocity variations in a cross-section, the velocity head U2/2g in Equation (1) is corrected by a velocity distribution coefficient a (X =If u3 dA (AI) U3A The coefficient (X a finds its origin in open channel hydraulics, (Rouse, 1938; Le Mehaute, 1976) and is sometimes referred to as the energy correction coefficient. For readers not familiar with this part of open channel hydraulics a brief derivation follows.

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025). In a study by Aubrey (1986), for example, it is shown that a ratio of this magnitude results in a ratio of flood to M2-~ phase. t Case Two: The Variable Area Problem In this case, requirements (6a) and (6b) are relaxed to obtain a more generalized form of the inlet equation. Let: 0" 0' = (j cr + 0"11 0'11 Ab = A+~ A+All Ab= (18a) (18b) 0'1] and AlJ A1] are the time-varying components of the inlet cross-sectional area and where O"lJ basin surface area, as shown in Figure 19. j ~--- ·1 b b BASIN Figure 19.

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