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π/2

π

ξ=6

Figure 3. Shoreline evolution in enclosed groin compartment at steady-state conditions when

breaking-wave angle varies sinusoidally with time for ζ = 6.

∂*Q*

∂2 y

= -*R*

= 2*RQ*o 2

(13)

∂*x*

∂*x*

where *R *is a dimensional coefficient [m]. If the wave crests make a constant

angle -αo with the *x*-axis, giving rise to a longshore transport in the negative *x*-

direction, the solution describing the accumulation on the updrift side becomes,

⎡ ε *t * - *x*2

ε *t *⎞⎤

⎛ x

⎛ x ⎞

+

(

) ⎜

⎢2

⎟⎥

4ε*t *- *R *+ *x *erfc

⎟ + *Re*

+

⎜

⎜ 2 ε*t*

⎢ π

⎝ 2 ε*t *⎠

⎝

⎠⎦

⎣

(14)

A non-dimensional plot of this shoreline evolution is shown in Figure 4

where the solution for *R *= 0.5 (saying that half of the transport rate approaching

the groin is redirected into the rip) is shown and compared to the case *R *= 0, i.e.

no offshore rip transport. Based on Eq. (13), the offshore transport *Q*off next to

the groin becomes:

∂2 y

⎡ 1

2

= -2*RQ*oα0 ⎢

∂*x*2

⎣ πε *t*

⎤

2

⎛* x*

⎞

ε*t*

⎛ *x * ε*t *⎞

-⎜

+

⎛* x*

ε*t *⎞

⎟

⎥

⎜ *R*+ 2 ⎟

1

1

⎜ 2 ε*t*

⎟

⎠

+

+

⎟-

erfc ⎜

(15)

⎥

⎜ 2 ε*t*

πε *t*

⎝

⎠

⎥

⎦

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