College of Computing, Engineering & Construction
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
NACO controlled Corporate Body
University of North Florida. School of Engineering
Dr. William R. Dally
Dr. Cigdem Akan
Dr. Nick W. Hudyma
Dr. Osama Jadaan
Dr. William F. Klostermeyer
Realistic, reliable, and effective modeling of cross-shore sediment transport is not present in the current literature. Building that model requires the accurate recreation of breaking wave processes in the nearshore. To develop that first step for an as-yet-to-be-designed model, multiple phase-resolving wave transformation algorithms are reviewed for in-depth investigation. The COULWAVE model is selected for robust testing. Testing of the COULWAVE model shows that, although capable of recreating realistic results, it does not adequately describe major wave characteristics in the surf zone, across a wide range of conditions, to warrant use in a future cross-shore sediment transport model.
Cooper, Patrick Michael, "Testing COULWAVE for use in modeling cross-shore sand transport and beach profile evolution" (2019). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 893.