Suspended sediments due to random waves including effects of second order wave asymmetry and boundary layer streaming
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OriginalversjonOcean Engineering. 2015, 104 414-421. 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.05.022
The paper provides a practical stochastic method by which the suspended sediment concentration due to long-crested (2D) and short-crested (3D) nonlinear random waves can be calculated. The approach is based on assuming the waves to be a stationary narrow-band random process, and by using the parameterized formulas valid for regular waves presented in Soulsby, R.L., 1997. Dynamics of Marine Sands. Thomas Telford, London. The Forristall, G.Z., 2000. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 30, 1931–1943. wave crest height distribution representing both 2D and 3D nonlinear random waves is also adopted. The model covers sediment suspension over rippled beds and for sheet flow. Comparisons are made with random wave data from Thorne, P.D., Williams, J.J., Davies, A.G., 2002. Journal of Geophysical Research. 107 (C8), 3178 for flow over rippled beds. An example for sheet flow using data typical to field conditions is also included to illustrate the approach.