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EPSRC Reference: GR/T28089/01
Title: Sand Transport in Oscillatory Flow In The Sheet Flow Regime
Principal Investigator: O'Donoghue, Professor T
Other Investigators:
Davies, Professor AG Pan, Professor S
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Project Partners:
Alkyon Hydraulic Consultancy and Researc DEFRA Delft Hydraulics
Environment Agency (Grouped) H R Wallingford Ltd Ministry of Infrastructure and the Env
Royal HaskoningDHV UK University of Twente
Department: Engineering
Organisation: University of Aberdeen
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 April 2005 Ends: 31 October 2009 Value (£): 312,027
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Coastal & Waterway Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Water Environment
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Sheet flow occurs under high wave conditions when flow velocities at the seabed are high. The impact of sheet flow on the overall sediment budget for a coastal area is potentially very large because of the associated very high sand transport rates. It is therefore important that coastal engineers and coastal managers are equipped with well-founded methods for predicting sand transport under these conditions. The research is a collaborative venture between Aberdeen and Twente Universities, with input from other Dutch and UK university- and industry-based experts. There are two main parts to the project: a research part and a utilisation part. The research part is concerned with the development of a new semi-empirical model for sheet flow conditions. The new model will be based on insights from selected process-based numerical models of sheet flow transport and on understanding and quantitative data from new and existing large-scale experiments. The new experiments will be carried out in the large oscillatory flow tunnel at Aberdeen (AOFT) and in the full-scale wave flume at Hannover (GWK). The utilisation part of the project progresses the research from fundamental study to practical application by end-users. It involves the Aberdeen and Twente teams working with a number of key industrial partners drawn from the project's User Committee. The research outcomes will be incorporated into modelling systems used by coastal engineering practitioners and tested for a range of practical scenarios. The overall outcome of the research will be improved capability and greater confidence in end-user predictions of sand transport under waves and currents, especially for high-transport sheet flow conditions.
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