FD1901 - Development of predictive tools and design guidance for mixed beaches - stage 2

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/04/2000
End date:31/03/2003
Keywords:
  • Processes,
  • Coastal Defence,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Land,
  • Environmental Protection
Contractor:
  • HR Wallingford Ltd
Contact:

PROJECT

COSING

STATEMENT:-


The research has yielded a significant step forward in understanding the key cross-shore processes involved and this has identified further research to improve UK beach management methods. The Technical summary outlines all the R&D outputs available (the full PhD thesis is available on request).

SUMMARY OBJECTIVE:-


The project will follow on from the first stage Scoping Study (1997-98) by consolidating recent DEFRA funded work on surf zone hydrodynamics over porous beaches and continue to monitor and review existing data, published research, laboratory studies and numerical model developments both in the UK and internationally. In addition, process studies of the important factors controlling transport will be undertaken using physical models. A conceptual model of cross-shore transport will be developed into a numerical model and the concluding design guidance will be disseminated to the UK coastal community.

KEY

CUSTOMER PURPOSE:-


To facilitate the development of Coastal Strategy Plans and Beach Management Plans by improving the present understanding of processes and responses for beaches with widely graded sediments.