WIT Press


Wave-induced Steady Streaming And Net Sediment Transport In Ocean Bottom Boundary Layers

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP090161

Volume

126

Pages

7

Page Range

177 - 183

Published

2009

Size

191 kb

Author(s)

L. E. Holmedal & D. Myrhaug

Abstract

The sediment transport resulting from the interaction between two important streaming-generatingmechanisms has been investigated by numerical simulations of the seabed boundary layer beneath both sinusoidal waves and Stokes second order waves. These two mechanisms are streaming caused by turbulence asymmetry in successive wave half-cycles (beneath asymmetric forcing), and streaming caused by the presence of a vertical wave velocity within the seabed boundary layer. Keywords: sea bed boundary layers, streaming, sediment transport.

Keywords

sea bed boundary layers, streaming, sediment transport