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

Description
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.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Development of predictive tools and design guidance for mixed beaches - Stage 2   (702k)
• Final Report - Annex : Development of predictive tools and design guidance for mixed beaches - Stage 2 (Appendix)   (982k)
• Technical Summary : Development of predictive tools and design guidance for mixed beaches - Stage 2   (125k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2003

Cost: £400,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
HR Wallingford Ltd
Keywords
Coastal Defence              
Environmental Protection              
Flood and Coastal Defence              
Land              
Processes              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management