Evaluation of nourishment schemes based on long-term morphological modeling

Nicholas Grunnet, Sten Esbjørn Kristensen, Nils Drønen, Rolf Deigaard, Caroline Tessier, Nicolas Forain

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    A recently developed long-term morphological modeling concept is applied to evaluate the impact of nourishment schemes. The concept combines detailed two-dimensional morphological models and simple one-line models for the coastline evolution and is particularly well suited for long-term simulation. This hybrid concept is here applied to study the decadal morphological evolution of several nourishment scenarios in Dunkirk, France. The morphological simulations successfully allowed identifying the impact of beach versus shoreface nourishment scenarios on the background morphological behavior of the study site. This study strongly indicates that the hybrid model may be used as an engineering tool to predict shoreline response following the implementation of a nourishment project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2012
    PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
    Publication date2012
    ISBN (Print)9780989661119
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventICCE 2012: 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering - Santander, Spain
    Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012


    ConferenceICCE 2012
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    • Shore protection
    • Computer simulation


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