Coastal Groins And Nearshore Breakwaters (technical Engineering …


Coastal Groins And Nearshore Breakwaters (technical Engineering And Design Guides As Adapted From The U.s. Army Corps Of Engineers)
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This book provides guidance for the design and placement of beach stabilization structures, specifically groins, nearshore breakwaters and submerged sills. Groin dimensions such as height, length, spacing, and permeability, and their effects on a groin’s functional performance are examined along with the use of physical and mathematical models to evaluate designs. Chapters also cover various design factors; the effect of breakwaters on nearshore circulation, wave conditions in the breakwater’s lee, longshore transport, and onshore-offshore transport; and both construction and postconstruction activities are also addressed. This book provides guidance for the design and placement of beach stabilization structures, specifically groins, nearshore breakwaters and submerged sills. Groin dimensions such as height, length, spacing, and permeability, and their effects on a groin’s functional performance are examined along with the use of physical and mathematical models to evaluate designs. Chapters also cover various design factors; the effect of breakwaters on nearshore circulation, wave conditions in the breakwater’s lee, longshore transport, and onshore-offshore transport; and both construction and postconstruction activities are also addressed.