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Application of mathamatical modelling in investigating coastal phenomena

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dc.contributor.advisor Samarawickrama, S
dc.contributor.advisor Samarawickrama, S
dc.contributor.author Wijesekara, GN
dc.contributor.author Wijesekara, GN
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-02T06:05:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-02T06:05:06Z
dc.date.issued 12/2/2011
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/1971
dc.description.abstract With the evolvement of Information Technology, the simulation of physical theories on real matter in order to envisage the behavior of man-made structures and its impact on earth resources have “spread its wings” from scaled models to highly sophisticated virtual reality computer models where all elements can be viewed in 2D/3D in graphic user interfaces. Particularly the study in Coastal wave mechanics and simulation of such uncertainty with man-made structures, have proven the value of technology and it has been much effective with cost and time. With the current research that had been carried so far, commercially used in-house wave models were studied and a whole new design and analysis of a computer simulated numerical model for Sediment Transport Modelling was carried out. Case study on Hambanthota describes the coastal processes that has been undertaken in order to investigate the wave climate, wave induced currents and sediment movement for the proposed fishery harbour at Hambathota in Sri Lanka. Various components of an available wave modelling suite (“Halcrow”) were applied to evaluate the nearshore wave climate for design purposes, for optimization of the harbour configuration, for examination of wave penetration and for the input to the beach evolution model. The wave modelling shows that there is no significance wave penetration for the proposed fishery harbour. In addition, Wave-induced current modelling and investigation of beach evolution of the existing bay has been undertaken. The proceedings of a final year project discussed on environmental impact on ecological and social environment with several proposed alternatives for a fishery harbour in Negombo Lagoon were considered for a case study using a commercial wave model to examine the significance impact of the wave climate for the nearshore region and structures proposed to be located in Negombo Bay. Several components of “Halcrow” wave model are used in order to validate the first alternative and modifications required are suggested herewith. Most important of all, a sophisticated numerical model is designed and analyzed with the use of paradigms of software engineering for the simulation of Alongshore Abstract Sediment Transport. Equations by Kamphuis (1992) based on empirical co-relations and dimensional analysis of properties have been used and followed through the whole design. Theories and equations integrated from research carried out by Dr. Saman Samarawickrama were used in deriving solutions for the numerical model of which the design is based on many GIS (Geographical Information System) functionalities. en_US
dc.description.abstract With the evolvement of Information Technology, the simulation of physical theories on real matter in order to envisage the behavior of man-made structures and its impact on earth resources have “spread its wings” from scaled models to highly sophisticated virtual reality computer models where all elements can be viewed in 2D/3D in graphic user interfaces. Particularly the study in Coastal wave mechanics and simulation of such uncertainty with man-made structures, have proven the value of technology and it has been much effective with cost and time. With the current research that had been carried so far, commercially used in-house wave models were studied and a whole new design and analysis of a computer simulated numerical model for Sediment Transport Modelling was carried out. Case study on Hambanthota describes the coastal processes that has been undertaken in order to investigate the wave climate, wave induced currents and sediment movement for the proposed fishery harbour at Hambathota in Sri Lanka. Various components of an available wave modelling suite (“Halcrow”) were applied to evaluate the nearshore wave climate for design purposes, for optimization of the harbour configuration, for examination of wave penetration and for the input to the beach evolution model. The wave modelling shows that there is no significance wave penetration for the proposed fishery harbour. In addition, Wave-induced current modelling and investigation of beach evolution of the existing bay has been undertaken. The proceedings of a final year project discussed on environmental impact on ecological and social environment with several proposed alternatives for a fishery harbour in Negombo Lagoon were considered for a case study using a commercial wave model to examine the significance impact of the wave climate for the nearshore region and structures proposed to be located in Negombo Bay. Several components of “Halcrow” wave model are used in order to validate the first alternative and modifications required are suggested herewith. Most important of all, a sophisticated numerical model is designed and analyzed with the use of paradigms of software engineering for the simulation of Alongshore Abstract Sediment Transport. Equations by Kamphuis (1992) based on empirical co-relations and dimensional analysis of properties have been used and followed through the whole design. Theories and equations integrated from research carried out by Dr. Saman Samarawickrama were used in deriving solutions for the numerical model of which the design is based on many GIS (Geographical Information System) functionalities.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Civil Engineering-Thesis ; THESIS-CIVIL ENGINEERING ; MATHEMATICAL MODELLING ; Coastal sediment transport modelling en_US
dc.title Application of mathamatical modelling in investigating coastal phenomena en_US
dc.type Thesis-Full-text
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MEng en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.date.accept 2005
dc.date.accept 2005
dc.identifier.accno 85956 en_US


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