International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

Computation of shoreline change: A transient cross-shore sediment transport approach

M. A. L. Neshaei, M. Veiskarami* and S. Nadimy      
Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Guilan, Iran.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 August 2011
  •  Published: 16 October 2011


It has been well understood that almost all coasts experience permanent and transient changes due to water waves and other causes in different times. Build-up and erosion of the dunes in the vicinity of the shoreline is a morphodynamic process made by the cycle of windblown fine sediments and wave surges. This phenomenon has been investigated and the beach profile change has been represented by a mathematical morphodynamic model. This model has been constituted based upon the most recent work of Hanson et al. (2010) but with an additional term to consider the steady-state cross-shore sediment transport. A closed form solution to the morphodynamic model has been presented and applied to the northern coastline of the Oman Sea, located in the southern part of Iran.


Key words: Coastal, shoreline, sediment transport, beach, morphodynamic, dune, berm.