Hydrodynamic modeling of New River Inlet, North Carolina using NearCoM-TVD

Jia-Lin Chen, Tian Jian Hsu, Fengyan Shi, Britt Raubenheimer, Steve Elgar

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Abstract

The goal of this study is to investigate the role of wave-current interaction in tidal inlet hydrodynamics. A quasi-3D nearshore community model, NearCoM-TVD, is used to simulate circulation and waves at New River Inlet, NC, USA. Model skill for waves and circulation is evaluated at about 30 locations throughout the inlet, including a recently dredged navigation channel, a shallower channel, a flood tidal delta, and ebb tidal deltas, for a range of flow conditions in May 2012. Model skills for flow velocity and wave height are high in the channels. The numerical model also captures the sharp transition between wave-dominated and tide-dominated flows near the ebb tidal deltas. Model results demonstrate that wave intensity plays an important role in circulation (vortex) generation near inlet entrances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014
EditorsPatrick Lynett
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ISBN (Electronic)9780989661126
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2014 Jun 152014 Jun 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Volume2014-January
ISSN (Print)0161-3782

Other

Other34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period14-06-1514-06-20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography

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