Journal of Fluid Mechanics



Swash overtopping a truncated plane beach


D. H. PEREGRINE a1 and S. M. WILLIAMS a1
a1 School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TW, UK

Abstract

Swash on a plane beach is modelled by using a solution of the shallow-water equations due to Shen & Meyer (1963). The equations are used in a form appropriate for a plane at a finite angle to the horizontal. The beach is cut-off at a level below that of the maximum run-up, and the water is taken to fall freely over the end of the beach. An explicit solution is found which permits evaluation of the overtopping flow and total volume for one swash event.

(Received March 6 2001)
(Revised April 27 2001)



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