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Predictive formulas for breaker depth index and breaker type

Camenen, Benoit LU and Larson, Magnus LU (2007) In Journal of Coastal Research 23(4). p.1028-1041
Abstract
This study was undertaken to establish the most reliable breaker depth index formula that will yield satisfactory predictions for a wide range of hydraulic and beach conditions. The applicability of six existing formulas for computing the breaker depth index was examined with the use of a large amount of published laboratory data (524 cases collected from 22 sources). The behavior of these formulas was studied with respect to the main governing parameters, which are the beach slope and the deep-water wave steepness. It was found that most formulas show quite good predictions for cases including gentle slopes (0.01 < m <= 0.07). However, the predictions are typically not satisfactory for breaking waves on steep slopes (m > 0.1),... (More)
This study was undertaken to establish the most reliable breaker depth index formula that will yield satisfactory predictions for a wide range of hydraulic and beach conditions. The applicability of six existing formulas for computing the breaker depth index was examined with the use of a large amount of published laboratory data (524 cases collected from 22 sources). The behavior of these formulas was studied with respect to the main governing parameters, which are the beach slope and the deep-water wave steepness. It was found that most formulas show quite good predictions for cases including gentle slopes (0.01 < m <= 0.07). However, the predictions are typically not satisfactory for breaking waves on steep slopes (m > 0.1), and the formulas do not always present a physically correct behavior with respect to the two main parameters. A new formula is proposed to predict the breaker depth index with the best possible accuracy. Also, a discussion is included on the application of the formula to random waves and on the relationship between the breaker depth index and the Irribaren number to distinguish between different breaker types. (Less)
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deepwater wave steepness, slope, beach, random waves, breaker type, breaking wave, breaker depth index
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Journal of Coastal Research
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23
issue
4
pages
1028 - 1041
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Coastal Education and Research Foundation
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0749-0208
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10.2112/05-0566.1
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English
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  abstract     = {This study was undertaken to establish the most reliable breaker depth index formula that will yield satisfactory predictions for a wide range of hydraulic and beach conditions. The applicability of six existing formulas for computing the breaker depth index was examined with the use of a large amount of published laboratory data (524 cases collected from 22 sources). The behavior of these formulas was studied with respect to the main governing parameters, which are the beach slope and the deep-water wave steepness. It was found that most formulas show quite good predictions for cases including gentle slopes (0.01 &lt; m &lt;= 0.07). However, the predictions are typically not satisfactory for breaking waves on steep slopes (m &gt; 0.1), and the formulas do not always present a physically correct behavior with respect to the two main parameters. A new formula is proposed to predict the breaker depth index with the best possible accuracy. Also, a discussion is included on the application of the formula to random waves and on the relationship between the breaker depth index and the Irribaren number to distinguish between different breaker types.},
  author       = {Camenen, Benoit and Larson, Magnus},
  issn         = {0749-0208},
  keyword      = {deepwater wave steepness,slope,beach,random waves,breaker type,breaking wave,breaker depth index},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {1028--1041},
  publisher    = {Coastal Education and Research Foundation},
  series       = {Journal of Coastal Research},
  title        = {Predictive formulas for breaker depth index and breaker type},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/05-0566.1},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2007},
}