Kim, I.H.; Lee, H.S.; Kim, J.H.; Yoon, J.S., and Hur, D.S., 2014. Shoreline change due to construction of the artificial headland with submerged breakwaters.
The littoral drift cell of Bongpyeong Beach in Gyeongsangbuk-do ranges from Jukbyeon harbor to Goljang harbor. The beach erosion has largely occurred due to the expansion construction of Jukbyeon harbor. Headlands were installed as a countermeasure, however, the effectiveness of headland was not good as expected because of complicated coastal hydraulic phenomena. Furthermore, the headlands spoil the coastal landscape. Therefore, in this study, the field investigation of the shoreline and beach profile was conducted to analyze the characteristics around Bongpyeong Beach from 2013 through 2014. The causes of the beach erosion were identified by physical oceanographic investigation and numerical analysis. As a result, the complicated flow characteristics due to the construction of headlands and submerged breakwaters appear. The results also show that the sand has moved toward both sides of the headlands, and the beach erosion has accelerated in the beach located between the headlands.