Accession Number : AD1007541


Title :   Evaluating Sediment Mobility for Siting Nearshore Berms


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Vicksburg United States


Personal Author(s) : McFall,Brian C ; Smith,S J ; Pollock,Cheryl E ; Rosati,James III ; Brutsche,Katherine E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1007541.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : PURPOSE: This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note (CHETN) describes two methods to quickly assess sediment mobility relative to water depth as a function of local waves and currents. Estimating dredged sediment mobility relative to placement depth and grain size is valuable for preliminary or reconnaissance engineering studies to compare multiple placement sites. Presently, a Matlab script is available to perform the calculations using both methods. Future development will include an interactive web tool with automated data uploads for engineers to utilize.


Descriptors :   sediments , mobility , sediment transport , sire selection , ocean bottom , Shear stresses , velocity


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE