- Japan Society of Civil Engineers
- 海岸工学論文集 (ISSN:09167897)
- vol.54, pp.691-695, 2007 (Released:2010-06-04)
Topography of beach cusps and grain size sorting was observed at four coasts, as well as the observation of a backwash flow in a bay of a cusp. A movement of sea water flowing obliquely from the apex to the bay was observed, resulting in the generation of a backwash flow. On the basis of this observation, two pairs of sink and source were assumed and three-dimensional cusp topography was predicted, using the contour-line-change model considering the effect of grain size change by Kumada et al.(2005). The formation of a cusp and associated accumulation of coarse materials around the apex were well predicted.