Eulerian-Lagrangian model for sediment transport in estuaries

Ana P. Barros, Antonio M. Baptista

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We describe a new depth-averaged numerical model for the simulation of the fate of sediments in estuaries. The model, denoted ELAsed, includes the following distinctive characteristics: a) erosion and deposition are allowed to occur simultaneously; b) flocculation is treated as a second order process; and c) the governing equations are solved by an Eulerian-Lagrangian finite element technique. The model is illustrated by application to a small marina where deposition predominates (Camache Cove, FL, USA) and to a large estuary with complex erosion - deposition characteristics (Tejo, Portugal).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEstuarine Coastal Model Proc Conf
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0872627586
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventEstuarine and Coastal Modeling - Proceedings of the Conference - Newport, RI, USA
Duration: Nov 15 1989Nov 17 1989

Publication series

NameEstuarine Coastal Model Proc Conf


OtherEstuarine and Coastal Modeling - Proceedings of the Conference
CityNewport, RI, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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