Disappearance of Sandy Beach on Ba Lang Beach in Nha Trang and its Recovery by Beach Nourishment

  • A. KobayashiEmail author
  • T. Uda
  • R. Miyata
  • Y. Noshi
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On Ba Lang Beach in Nha Trang, Vietnam, the beach has been narrowed owing to land reclamation along the shoreline to construct a coastal road. The process of this artificial alteration was studied using satellite images, then the BG model (a model for predicting three-dimensional beach changes based on Bagnold’s concept) was used to investigate the feasibility of beach nourishment to recover the sandy beach. It was concluded that if we can procure the beach material of 6×104 m3, a sandy beach of 24 m width can be recovered at the central part of the beach nourishment area.


Nha Trang Ba Lang Beach land reclamation beach nourishment BG model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oceanic Architecture & Engineering, College of Science & TechnologyNihon UniversityFunabashi, ChibaJapan
  2. 2.Public Works Research CenterTaito, TokyoJapan

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