New PDF release: Engineered Coasts

By C. W. Finkl, H. J. Walker (auth.), Jiyu Chen, Doeke Eisma, Kenji Hotta, H. Jesse Walker (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9048159806

ISBN-13: 9789048159802

ISBN-10: 9401700990

ISBN-13: 9789401700993

Increasing inhabitants, increasing and trade, and tourism are putting further pressures on an already highly-utilized coastal region. This booklet, via a chain of case experiences, illustrates the range of alterations already made alongside the coastlines of the area. The examples used are customarily from China, Japan, The Netherlands, and the us, all nations with commonly engineered beaches. variations emphasised contain these linked to defense opposed to coastal erosion, construction of synthetic seashores and islands, reclamation for aquaculture and agriculture, and the development of harbors. the data during this e-book can be valuable for all planners and engineers excited about the development of coastal engineering works and for college students attracted to coastal modification.

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As a result Peshkov wrote "The Caucasian Black Sea coast is a region which is suffering greatly from irrational economic activities,,[ 391. By 1980, 223 km of the 312 km of the Georgian coast had eroded. About 40x 106m 3 of material was removed from the coastline for construction purposes. Because these activities rendered the coast useless for recreation, a very elaborate plan was formulated in 1982 for renourishing the coastline. 5x106m3 ofnourishment materials in the regions ofGagres and Pitzunda.

As a result Peshkov wrote "The Caucasian Black Sea coast is a region which is suffering greatly from irrational economic activities,,[ 391. By 1980, 223 km of the 312 km of the Georgian coast had eroded. About 40x 106m 3 of material was removed from the coastline for construction purposes. Because these activities rendered the coast useless for recreation, a very elaborate plan was formulated in 1982 for renourishing the coastline. 5x106m3 ofnourishment materials in the regions ofGagres and Pitzunda.

4x106 m3 ofbeach fill was placed in this zone over a length ofabout 8 km. This was the largest artificial nourishment scheme attempted in Belgium[21 1[171. Studies of potential impacts of the harbor construction, on coastal morphology anticipated the following sand losses: (1) 300,000 m3 a- I by tidal currents and waves in the offshore zones, (2) 430,000 m3 a- I by waves in the nearshore zone, and (3) 80,000 m3 a- I by wind erosion in the beach-dune area[221. As it tumed out, computational forecasts of the anticipated totallosses were too pessimistic.

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