Location: Watershed Physical Processes Research
Project Number: 6060-13000-023-19-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 1, 2009
End Date: Aug 31, 2012
Conduct laboratory investigations to assess the dissipation of wave energy and water level changes induced by vegetation.
Use the wave tank facility housed at the NSL to investigate the effectiveness of vegetation for dissipating wave and storm surge energy. First, rigid elements in regular spacings will be subjected to monochromatic waves, and the results will be compared to currently established theory to ensure proper measurement and operation of the wave tank facility. Successful completion of this phase of work will lead to experiments with flexible elements and live vegetation being subjected to both monochromatic and random waves. Vegetation type and flexible model scales will be based on native vegetation in coastal areas.