|Morphological evolution of a bed profile induced by a storm event at the Belgian coast predicted by Xbeach model|
Kolokythas, G. K.; Silva, R.; Delgado Blanco, M.R. (2016). Morphological evolution of a bed profile induced by a storm event at the Belgian coast predicted by Xbeach model, in: The proceedings of the twenty-sixth (2016) International Ocean and Polar Engineering conference, Rhodes, Greece, june 26-july 1, 2016. pp. 1239-1246
In: (2016). The proceedings of the twenty-sixth (2016) International Ocean and Polar Engineering conference, Rhodes, Greece, June 26 - July 1, 2016. International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE): [s.l.]. ISBN 978-1-880653-88-3. 4 vol. pp., more
Numerical simulation; XBeach model; Bed morphology; Storm impact
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- Kolokythas, G. K., more
- Silva, R.
- Delgado Blanco, M.R.
In the present study, the impact of the storm event on the bed morphology of a typical Belgian coastal profile, is numerically simulated. The simulations are performed using the open-source model XBeach, which is capable of representing hydrodynamic and morphodynamic processes in coastal areas. The objective is to evaluate the performance of XBeach through a sensitivity analysis, in which various model parameter (numerical and physical) settings, are considered. It was found that the model’s predictions are, in general, reasonable, while extensive grid resolution analysis led to suggestions for the optimal use of non-equidistant grids in the cross-shore direction.