Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice / Edition 2

Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice / Edition 2

by Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming
     
 

Historically, much harm has been done by well-meaning coastal engineering attempts, which seemed like good ideas on paper but which failed to allow for practical issues. For this reason, it is vital that theories and models are well grounded in practice.

This second edition brings the models and examples of practice up to date. It has expanded coverage of

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Overview

Historically, much harm has been done by well-meaning coastal engineering attempts, which seemed like good ideas on paper but which failed to allow for practical issues. For this reason, it is vital that theories and models are well grounded in practice.

This second edition brings the models and examples of practice up to date. It has expanded coverage of tsunamis and generating energy from waves to focus both on the great dangers and the great opportunities that the ocean presents to the coastal zone. With an emphasis on practice and detailed modelling, this is a thorough introduction to all aspects of coastal processes, morphology, and design of coastal defences. It describes numerous case studies to illustrate the successful application of mathematical modelling to real-world practice.

A must-have book for engineering students looking to specialize in coastal engineering and management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415583527
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/25/2012
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Wave theory21
3Design wave specification69
4Coastal water level variations102
5Coastal transport processes142
6Coastal morphology : analysis, modelling and prediction181
7Design, reliability and risk229
8Field measurements and physical models284
9Conceptual and detailed design312
App. ASummary of statistical concepts and terminology439
App. BMaximum likelihood estimation445
App. CHarmonic analysis results451

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