Open-water disposal of sediment is an important component in many coastal engineering projects. Numerous studies have focused on small-scale dynamics and claimed their results can be scaled up by cloud number scaling. However, this scaling method is largely empirical and unexamined. The present paper confirms that the cloud number scaling provides a rational way to extrapolate small-scale lab experiments or numerical simulations to the field operations.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Hydraulic Engineering|
|Early online date||24 Feb 2015|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2015|
- Euler-Lagrangian simulations
- Sediment clouds
- Cloud number