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TitleApplication of Delft3d for designing and assessing new solutions to improve sediment input to an erosion prone coast
Author(s)Pinho, José L. S.
Coelho, José
Venâncio, S.
Vieira, L.
Vieira, Bárbara Filipa Vasquez
Vieira, J. M. P.
KeywordsCoastal erosion
Numerical modelling
Sediment transport
Issue dateSep-2018
CitationPinho J. L. S., Coelho J., Venâncio S., Vieira L., Vieira B., Vieira J. M. P. Application of Delft3d for Designing and Assessing New Solutions to Improve Sediment Input to an Erosion Prone Coast, HIC 2018. 13th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, Vol. 3, pp. 1664-1671, doi:10.29007/lqms, 2018
Abstract(s)The construction of harbor defense structures changes the natural sedimentary fluxes that contribute to feed the coastal drift in the adjacent beaches, in many harbors of the world located at river mouths. This paper presents a numerical modelling work, based on the Delft3D software, to study morphodynamics at the river Lima estuary, Portugal. This model was implemented recurring to a hydroinformatic environment that was constructed at University of Minho along the last two decades. Considering specific hydrodynamic conditions and typical characteristics of the estuarine sediments, the capacity of hypothetical structures to improve transport of sediments to the coast was assessed: (i) a submerged transverse non-erodible dam and (ii) an emerged groin linked to the left embankment located at the upstream section of the harbor. The implemented hydroinformatic environment presents capacities to simulate the complex morphodynamic behavior of river mouths. The preliminary results reveals that the proposed structures can have a positive impact throughout dredging works facilitation by transferring depositional areas during flood events to a location near the coast inside the harbor. Ongoing field acquisition data will be essential to validate depositional patterns under different river discharges and wave conditions
TypeConference paper
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
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