An extensive full-scale laboratory investigation on a two-dimensional physical model of a beach drainage system (BDS) was performed at "Grosser Wellen-Kanal" of Hannover, Germany. This research deals with the hydrodynamic aspects of a beach equipped with a BDS, while the morphodynamic aspects of the study are discussed in a companion paper. Knowledge of both the hydrodynamic and the morphodynamic behaviours of a drained beach allows the definition of the main design criteria. The adopted BDS was constituted by four corrugated pipes. Several drain configurations in static and dynamic conditions were considered, paying attention to water table oscillations, drains and groundwater regime and drainage discharge induced by the system start-up. The main results indicate a rise in the unsaturated beach and the presence of a hydraulic disconnection in the groundwater-drain system. The analyses yield useful hydrodynamic information influencing the general system efficiency.
|Titolo:||Full scale experiments on a bds: hydrodynamic effects inside the beach|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2011.588515|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|