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Surface-groundwater flow numerical model for barrier beach with exfiltration incorporated bottom boundary layer model (2018)
Journal Article
Perera, E., Zhu, F., Dodd, N., Briganti, R., Blenkinsopp, C., & Turner, I. L. (2018). Surface-groundwater flow numerical model for barrier beach with exfiltration incorporated bottom boundary layer model. Coastal Engineering Journal, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2018.12.002

A surface-groundwater flow model is developed for the swash flow on a barrier beach. The non-linear shallow water equations are used to simulate the surface flow. Laplace's equation is used to describe the groundwater flow and is solved using the Bou... Read More

Numerical modelling of the flow and bed evolution of a single bore-driven swash event on a coarse sand beach (2018)
Journal Article
Briganti, R., Dodd, N., Incelli, G., & Kikkert, G. (2018). Numerical modelling of the flow and bed evolution of a single bore-driven swash event on a coarse sand beach. Coastal Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2018.09.006. ISSN 0378-3839

This paper examines the numerical prediction of the sediment transport and bed evolution for a single swash event on a coarse sediment beach. In these conditions bed load is the dominant mode of sediment transport. Laboratory experiments of a single... Read More

Time-clustering of wave storms in the Mediterranean Sea (2017)
Journal Article
Besio, G., Briganti, R., Romano, A., Mentaschi, L., & De Girolamo, P. (2017). Time-clustering of wave storms in the Mediterranean Sea. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 17, doi:10.5194/nhess-17-505-2017. ISSN 1561-8633

In this contribution we identify storm time-clustering in the Mediterranean Sea through a comprehensive analysis of the Allan Factor. This parameter is evaluated from long time series of wave height provided by oceanographic buoy measurements and hin... Read More

Intra-swash hydrodynamics and sediment flux for dambreak swash on coarse-grained beaches (2016)
Journal Article
O'Donoghue, T., Kikkert, G. A., Pokrajac, D., Dodd, N., & Briganti, R. (2016). Intra-swash hydrodynamics and sediment flux for dambreak swash on coarse-grained beaches. Coastal Engineering, 112, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2016.03.004. ISSN 0378-3839

The paper reports on dambreak-type swash experiments in which intra-swash hydrodynamics and sediment flux are measured for swash on a coarse sand beach and a gravel beach. Flow velocity and depth are measured using PIV and LIF respectively; the intra... Read More

Morphodynamical modelling of field-scale swash events (2015)
Journal Article
Incelli, G., Dodd, N., Blenkinsopp, C. E., Zhu, F., & Briganti, R. (2016). Morphodynamical modelling of field-scale swash events. Coastal Engineering, 115, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.09.006. ISSN 0378-3839

In the present work, data for three single swash events are selected from those available for an accretive tide that occurred at Le Truc Vert beach (France) during a measurement field campaign at that location. These events are primarily chosen becau... Read More

Absorbing–generating seaward boundary conditions for fully-coupled hydro-morphodynamical solvers (2015)
Journal Article
Incelli, G., Briganti, R., & Dodd, N. (2015). Absorbing–generating seaward boundary conditions for fully-coupled hydro-morphodynamical solvers. Coastal Engineering, 99, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.02.002. ISSN 0378-3839

This paper presents a new technique to compute open boundary conditions for fully-coupled hydro-morphodynamical numerical solvers based on the Non-Linear Shallow Water and the Exner equations. These conditions allow the generation of incident signals... Read More