Beach development and movement as a function of water waves

dc.contributor.advisorKilner, F Aen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMenné, Raymond Louisen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T19:04:22Z
dc.date.available2016-03-21T19:04:22Z
dc.date.issued1978en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography: pages 128-130.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis thesis consists of three parts. In Part One a literature study is made of available knowledge regarding wave theory and sediment transport in the nearshore zone, with special emphasis on littoral drift. The linear Airy theory for water waves is developed for the computation of longshore current, utilizing certain exact relationships for momentum flux. The near shore beach environment is discussed in detail with regard to the wave forces acting on it, beach forms, and three-dimensional circulation patterns. Part Two deals with experiments conducted in the hydraulics laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town, using the existing model wave basin. The experimental programme covers the development of equilibrium beach profiles as a function of certain wave characteristics, and seeks the relationship between different profiles in terms of the wave characteristics that formed them. Both normal and oblique wave attack programmes are reported on, the latter in terms of existing known relationships for littoral drift. Part Three deals with experiments conducted in the field off the South West African coast. Beach profile changes are compared to the local wave climate and relationships are sought between these changes and certain wave characteristics. A fluorescent tracer study on the swash zone is reported on as a method of gauging littoral drift.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationMenné, R. L. (1978). <i>Beach development and movement as a function of water waves</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Civil Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18027en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationMenné, Raymond Louis. <i>"Beach development and movement as a function of water waves."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Civil Engineering, 1978. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18027en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationMenné, R. 1978. Beach development and movement as a function of water waves. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Menné, Raymond Louis AB - This thesis consists of three parts. In Part One a literature study is made of available knowledge regarding wave theory and sediment transport in the nearshore zone, with special emphasis on littoral drift. The linear Airy theory for water waves is developed for the computation of longshore current, utilizing certain exact relationships for momentum flux. The near shore beach environment is discussed in detail with regard to the wave forces acting on it, beach forms, and three-dimensional circulation patterns. Part Two deals with experiments conducted in the hydraulics laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town, using the existing model wave basin. The experimental programme covers the development of equilibrium beach profiles as a function of certain wave characteristics, and seeks the relationship between different profiles in terms of the wave characteristics that formed them. Both normal and oblique wave attack programmes are reported on, the latter in terms of existing known relationships for littoral drift. Part Three deals with experiments conducted in the field off the South West African coast. Beach profile changes are compared to the local wave climate and relationships are sought between these changes and certain wave characteristics. A fluorescent tracer study on the swash zone is reported on as a method of gauging littoral drift. DA - 1978 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1978 T1 - Beach development and movement as a function of water waves TI - Beach development and movement as a function of water waves UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18027 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/18027
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationMenné RL. Beach development and movement as a function of water waves. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Civil Engineering, 1978 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18027en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineeringen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherCivil Engineeringen_ZA
dc.titleBeach development and movement as a function of water wavesen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc (Eng)en_ZA
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