STABILITY OF A SAND BED UNDER BREAKING WAVES

@inproceedings{Madsen1974STABILITYOA,
  title={STABILITY OF A SAND BED UNDER BREAKING WAVES},
  author={Ole Secher Madsen},
  year={1974}
}
The possible effect on the stability of a porous sand bed of the flow induced within the bed during the passage of near-breaking or breaking waves is considered. It is found that the horizontal flow rather than the vertical flow within the bed may affect its stability. An approximate analysis, used in geotechnical computations of slope stability, indicates that a momentary bed failure is likely to occur during the passage of the steep front slope of a near-breaking wave. Experimental results… CONTINUE READING