Experimental data of The effect of building geometry on the size of aeolian deposition patterns: scale model experiments at the beach

doi: 10.4121/21285939.v2
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Poppema, Daan; Wijnberg, Kathelijne M.; Mulder, Jan P.M.; Vos, Sander; Hulscher, Suzanne J. M. H. (2022): Experimental data of The effect of building geometry on the size of aeolian deposition patterns: scale model experiments at the beach. Version 2. 4TU.ResearchData. dataset. https://doi.org/10.4121/21285939.v2
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Experimental data of scale experiments performed at the beach. Two series of experiments were performed with cuboid scale models of various sizes, to determine how the size of aeolian depositon and erosion patterns around beach buildings depends on building geometry.

  • Series A consisted of cuboid scale models of buildings, placed at the beach for approximately 1 day. These scale models ranged in size from 0.3x0.5x0.3 m (WxLxH) to 1x2x0.6 m.┬áMeasurements were taken at the end of each day (each experiment).
  • Serie B consisted of a shipping container (2.5x12x2.5 m) and a small scale model (0.5x2x0.5 m), placed simultaneously at the beach for more than two months. Measurements were taken at six different ┬ádays during this period.

Deposition and erosion around buildings are measured using structure-from motion (SfM) photogrammetry. Data contains:

  • Raw photos used for SfM photogrammetry
  • Photogrammetry files
  • Digital elavation models (DEMs) and orthophotos of the deposition and erosion around scale models.
  • Processed data from the automatic detection of deposition edges: binarized orthophotos (deposition/rest) and the edges of the deposition areas
  • Time lapses of the the experiments
  • Wind speed and direction measurements
  • Measured deposition sizes
  • 2022-10-13 first online
  • 2022-11-03 published, posted
-Agisoft project files: .psx -Orthophoto, DEM's: .tif; .jpg -SfM photogrammetry input photos: .jpg; .dng -Time lapses: .mp4 -Wind, sand transport observations: .csv -Deposition size: .csv
  • ShoreScape:Sustainable co-evolution of the natural and built environment along sandy shores (grant code ALWTW.2016.036) [more info...] Dutch Research Council
  • CoastScan
University of Twente, Water Engineering and Management
TU Delft, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Department of Hydraulic Engineering


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