Wave Induced Sediment Transport
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
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The original scope of this ASSERT grant was the same as the mother grant N00014-89-J-3128 under the former title Mechanics of the Seabed. Primary goals were to study 1 the formation of ripples and sandbars under progressive and partially standing surface waves, as these bed features may be of importance to mine burials, and 2 The role of shear in the wave boundary layer for augmenting the effective diffusion of suspended sediments. To perform experiments for checking as well as guiding the theoretical work on ripples and sandbars by Ph.D. candidate Ms. Jie Yu. Laboratory observations were made in a small wave flume on the evolution of ripples and sandbars under a standing wave above a sand layer.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology