Sand Ripples and Bedforms
Tidal sand waves are defined as bed forms that grow under the influence of residual tidal currents driving sediment particles to the crest of the sand wave. Tidal sand waves can cause hindrance to vessel navigability. The project provides the knowledge, methods and tools required for the classification of bed forms as tidal sand waves using only low-detail hydrodynamic data. This also shows the potential as a predicticion tool for sand wave presence. Additionally, the numerical study enables the design of dredging strategies that require less volume of material moved and are less intrusive on the environment.