The prospective candidate will work in the project “Shaping the beach: cross-shore sand transport in the swash zone”. This project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
The highly dynamic swash zone sand transport processes are not fully understood and no generally-valid numerical swash zone sand transport models are available. This greatly hampers the prediction of beach and shoreline evolution, and the sediment exchange between the wet and dry part of the beach. The 'Shaping The Beach'-project aims to develop a new parameterisation for sand transport in the swash zone, through a combination of detailed wave flume experiments and advanced numerical modeling.
The research will be executed partly at the University of Twente, under supervision of the promotor (prof.dr. S.J.M.H. Hulscher) and daily supervisor (dr.ir. J.J. van der Werf), partly at Deltares under supervision of dr. ir. R.T. McCall and dr. N.G. Jacobsen and partly at Delft University of Technology (promotor prof.dr.ir. A.J.H.M. Reniers).