Year 2014, Volume 38 , Issue 3, Pages 392 - 403 2014-06-01

Experimental assessment of changes of sandy beach profile and sediment transport caused by tsunami waves

Mohammad DALIRI [1] , Amir Hushang Nezamivand CHEGINI [2]


Destructive solitary (tsunami) waves are capable of moving large amounts of coastal sediments and causing subsequent morphological changes in sandy beaches. Experimental studies can be significantly helpful to assess the process of sediment transport brought about by a tsunami. The present study is an experimental one that aims to investigate sediment transport and deformation of sandy beaches caused by tsunami waves. Waves were generated by a gate wave-producing system to simulate tsunami waves. Laboratory equipment and mounted cameras were applied to examine run-up and run-down processes of waves and the beach profile changes were drawn. The techniques of estimating the transport rate of sediment particles is based on the four traps set in different parts of the beach. The obtained results showed that waves were not capable of transporting the sediment in regions far from the coast where shoaling effects were not considerable. Furthermore, wave breaking point and its distance from each trap have significant effects on the sediment transport assessment of that region. Moreover, the achieved findings indicate that sediment transport that occurred in the run-down of the waves was more effective than that from run-up.
Tsunami waves, changes of sandy beach profile, sediment transport, solitary waves
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Author: Mohammad DALIRI

Author: Amir Hushang Nezamivand CHEGINI

Dates

Publication Date : June 1, 2014

Bibtex @ { tbtkengineering401394, journal = {Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences}, issn = {1300-0160}, eissn = {1303-6157}, address = {}, publisher = {TUBITAK}, year = {2014}, volume = {38}, pages = {392 - 403}, doi = {}, title = {Experimental assessment of changes of sandy beach profile and sediment transport caused by tsunami waves}, key = {cite}, author = {DALIRI, Mohammad and CHEGINI, Amir Hushang Nezamivand} }
APA DALIRI, M , CHEGINI, A . (2014). Experimental assessment of changes of sandy beach profile and sediment transport caused by tsunami waves. Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences , 38 (3) , 392-403 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tbtkengineering/issue/35821/401394
MLA DALIRI, M , CHEGINI, A . "Experimental assessment of changes of sandy beach profile and sediment transport caused by tsunami waves". Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences 38 (2014 ): 392-403 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tbtkengineering/issue/35821/401394>
Chicago DALIRI, M , CHEGINI, A . "Experimental assessment of changes of sandy beach profile and sediment transport caused by tsunami waves". Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences 38 (2014 ): 392-403
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Experimental assessment of changes of sandy beach profile and sediment transport caused by tsunami waves AU - Mohammad DALIRI , Amir Hushang Nezamivand CHEGINI Y1 - 2014 PY - 2014 N1 - DO - T2 - Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 392 EP - 403 VL - 38 IS - 3 SN - 1300-0160-1303-6157 M3 - UR - Y2 - 2020 ER -
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ISNAD DALIRI, Mohammad , CHEGINI, Amir Hushang Nezamivand . "Experimental assessment of changes of sandy beach profile and sediment transport caused by tsunami waves". Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences 38 / 3 (June 2014): 392-403 .
AMA DALIRI M , CHEGINI A . Experimental assessment of changes of sandy beach profile and sediment transport caused by tsunami waves. Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences. 2014; 38(3): 392-403.
Vancouver DALIRI M , CHEGINI A . Experimental assessment of changes of sandy beach profile and sediment transport caused by tsunami waves. Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences. 2014; 38(3): 403-392.

Authors of the Article
Mohammad DALIRI [1]
Amir Hushang Nezamivand CHEGINI [2]