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Boundary layer dynamics in the swash zone under large-scale laboratory conditions. / Ruju, A.; Conley, D.; Masselink, G.; Austin, M.J.; Puleo, J.; Lanckriet, T.; Foster, D.

In: Coastal Engineering, Vol. 113, No. July, 01.07.2016, p. 47-61.

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Ruju, A, Conley, D, Masselink, G, Austin, MJ, Puleo, J, Lanckriet, T & Foster, D 2016, 'Boundary layer dynamics in the swash zone under large-scale laboratory conditions', Coastal Engineering, vol. 113, no. July, pp. 47-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.08.001

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Ruju, A., Conley, D., Masselink, G., Austin, M. J., Puleo, J., Lanckriet, T., & Foster, D. (2016). Boundary layer dynamics in the swash zone under large-scale laboratory conditions. Coastal Engineering, 113(July), 47-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.08.001

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Ruju A, Conley D, Masselink G, Austin MJ, Puleo J, Lanckriet T, Foster D. 2016. Boundary layer dynamics in the swash zone under large-scale laboratory conditions. Coastal Engineering. 113(July):47-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.08.001

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Ruju A, Conley D, Masselink G, Austin MJ, Puleo J, Lanckriet T et al. Boundary layer dynamics in the swash zone under large-scale laboratory conditions. Coastal Engineering. 2016 Jul 1;113(July):47-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.08.001

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Ruju, A. ; Conley, D. ; Masselink, G. ; Austin, M.J. ; Puleo, J. ; Lanckriet, T. ; Foster, D. / Boundary layer dynamics in the swash zone under large-scale laboratory conditions. In: Coastal Engineering. 2016 ; Vol. 113, No. July. pp. 47-61.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Boundary layer dynamics in the swash zone under large-scale laboratory conditions

AU - Ruju, A.

AU - Conley, D.

AU - Masselink, G.

AU - Austin, M.J.

AU - Puleo, J.

AU - Lanckriet, T.

AU - Foster, D.

N1 - This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the UK under grant number EP/K000306/1. The BARDEX II experiments described in this publication were supported by the European Community's 7th Framework Programme through the grant to the budget of the Integrating Activity HYDRALAB IV, contract no. 261520

PY - 2016/7/1

Y1 - 2016/7/1

N2 - This paper presents the results of a laboratory experiment of swash hydrodynamics on a coarse sand barrier beach backed by a lagoon. Boundary layer dynamics have been analyzed using the high-resolution near-bed velocities measured by Acoustic Doppler Velocity Profilers deployed in the swash zone. Swash events have been ensemble-averaged in order to study mean hydrodynamic patterns. A proposed velocity gradient criterion allowed identification of the boundary layer growth during the backwash phase, but it was unable to characterize boundary layer variability during uprush. Cross-shore velocity profiles were well represented by the logarithmic model for a large portion of the ensemble-averaged swash duration. Uprush and backwash logarithmic-estimated friction factors were of the same order of magnitude with a strong variability related to the boundary layer growth during the backwash. The momentum integral method provided smaller bed shear stresses than the logarithmic model, a result possibly related to either the assumptions involved in the momentum integral method or to an underestimation of the boundary layer thickness during uprush. A decrease of friction coefficients for increasing Reynolds numbers at the early backwash was observed. This behavior is consistent with traditional results for steady and uniform flows in a transitional regime.

AB - This paper presents the results of a laboratory experiment of swash hydrodynamics on a coarse sand barrier beach backed by a lagoon. Boundary layer dynamics have been analyzed using the high-resolution near-bed velocities measured by Acoustic Doppler Velocity Profilers deployed in the swash zone. Swash events have been ensemble-averaged in order to study mean hydrodynamic patterns. A proposed velocity gradient criterion allowed identification of the boundary layer growth during the backwash phase, but it was unable to characterize boundary layer variability during uprush. Cross-shore velocity profiles were well represented by the logarithmic model for a large portion of the ensemble-averaged swash duration. Uprush and backwash logarithmic-estimated friction factors were of the same order of magnitude with a strong variability related to the boundary layer growth during the backwash. The momentum integral method provided smaller bed shear stresses than the logarithmic model, a result possibly related to either the assumptions involved in the momentum integral method or to an underestimation of the boundary layer thickness during uprush. A decrease of friction coefficients for increasing Reynolds numbers at the early backwash was observed. This behavior is consistent with traditional results for steady and uniform flows in a transitional regime.

U2 - 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.08.001

DO - 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.08.001

M3 - Article

VL - 113

SP - 47

EP - 61

JO - Coastal Engineering

JF - Coastal Engineering

SN - 0378-3839

IS - July

ER -