A SCALE MODEL SEDIMENT BYPASSING AND BACK-PASSING SYSTEM ON GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR REGIONAL SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT

  • Cris Weber
  • Juan Moya
  • Brian Halm
  • Randall Tucker
  • Reuben Trevino
  • Timothy Welp
  • Coraggio Maglio
  • Jens Figlus

Abstract

Field deployment for scale model evaluation of an innovative sediment bypassing/back-passing system developing technologies to support present and future sustainable beach nourishment programs and projects on Galveston Island. This is a field scale demonstration project modeling a system designed to harvest beach quality sand using a hybrid, closed system that collects transported bedload material using gravity and natural energies, without any suction component, as sediment is mobilized along the coast through longshore currents and wave energy. The analysis and results of the field deployment will be presented.

References

Thomas, R., J. McArthur, D. Braatz, and T. Welp. (2017). Sediment management methods to reduce dredging: Part 2, sediment collector technology. DOER Technical Notes Collection. ERDC TN-DOER-T13.

Sharp, J. A., and R. Heath. (2016). Generation of a sediment rating and load curve demonstrated at the Mackinaw River confluence. ERDC/CHL CHETN-XIV-55.

Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Weber, C., Moya, J., Halm, B., Tucker, R., Trevino, R., Welp, T., Maglio, C., & Figlus, J. (2018). A SCALE MODEL SEDIMENT BYPASSING AND BACK-PASSING SYSTEM ON GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR REGIONAL SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), sediment.47. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.sediment.47