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Coastal Engineering, Third Edition : Processes, Theory and Design Practice

Author: Dominic Reeve; Andrew Chadwick; Christopher Fleming
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"Effective coastal engineering is expensive, but it is not as costly as neglect or ineffective intervention. Good practice needs to be based on sound principles, but theoretical work and modelling also need to be well grounded in practice, which is continuously evolving. Conceptual and detailed design has been advanced by new industry publications since the publication of the second edition. This third edition  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Reeve; Andrew Chadwick; Christopher Fleming
ISBN: 9781351165525 1351165526 9781351165518 1351165518 9781351165501 135116550X
OCLC Number: 1023836537
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; About the Authors; List of symbols; 1. Introduction; 1.1 The historical context; 1.2 The coastal environment; 1.2.1 Context; 1.2.2 Beach origins; 1.2.3 Time and space scales; 1.2.4 The action of waves on beaches; 1.2.5 Coastal features; 1.2.6 Natural bays and coastal cells; 1.2.7 Coastal zone management principles; 1.2.8 Coastal defence principles; 1.3 Understanding coastal system behaviour; 1.3.1 Introduction; 1.3.2 Recognising shoreline types. 1.3.3 Influences upon coastal behaviour1.3.4 Generic questions; 1.3.4.1 Past evolution; 1.3.4.2 Controls and influences; 1.3.4.3 Forcing; 1.3.4.4 Linkages; 1.3.4.5 Morphology; 1.4 Scope; Further reading; 2. Wave theory; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Small amplitude wave theory; 2.2.1 Derivation of the Airy wave equations; 2.2.2 Water particle velocities, accelerations and paths; 2.2.3 Pressure variation induced by wave motion; 2.2.4 The influence of water depth on wave characteristics; 2.2.5 Group velocity and energy propagation; 2.2.6 Radiation stress (momentum flux) theory. 2.3 Wave transformation and attenuation processes2.3.1 Refraction; 2.3.2 Shoaling; 2.3.3 Combined refraction and shoaling; 2.3.3.1 Bathymetry effects on refraction; 2.3.3.2 Shoaling and refraction of directional wave spectra; 2.3.4 Numerical solution of the wave dispersion equation; 2.3.5 Seabed friction; 2.3.6 Wave-current interaction; 2.3.7 The generalised refraction equations for numerical solution techniques; 2.3.8 The wave conservation equation in wave ray form; 2.3.9 Wave conservation equation and wave energy conservation equation in Cartesian coordinates; 2.3.10 Wave reflection. 2.3.10.1 Clapotis gaufre2.3.10.2 Mach stem; 2.3.10.3 Wave reflection coefficients; 2.3.10.4 Predictive equations for wave reflection from rock slopes; 2.3.10.5 Wave reflection due to refraction; 2.3.11 Wave diffraction; 2.3.11.1 Mathematical formulation of wave diffraction; 2.3.11.2 Solutions to the Helmholtz equation; 2.3.12 Combined refraction and diffraction; 2.4 Finite amplitude waves; 2.5 Wave forces; 2.5.1 Vertical walls; 2.5.2 Rubble mounds; 2.5.3 Vertical piles; 2.6 Surf zone processes; 2.6.1 A general description of the surf zone; 2.6.2 Wave breaking; 2.6.2.1 Breaker types. 2.6.3 Wave set-down and set-up2.6.4 Radiation stress components for oblique waves; 2.6.5 Longshore currents; 2.6.6 Infragravity waves; Further reading; 3. Design wave specification; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Short term wave statistics; 3.2.1 Time domain analysis; 3.2.2 Frequency domain analysis; 3.3 Directional wave spectra; 3.4 Wave energy spectra, the JONSWAP spectrum; 3.4.1 Bretschneider Spectrum; 3.4.2 Pierson-Moskowitz Spectrum; 3.4.3 JONSWAP spectrum; 3.5 Swell waves; 3.6 Prediction of deep water waves; 3.7 Prediction of nearshore waves; 3.7.1 Point prediction of wind-generated waves.
Responsibility: editors, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming.

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"Effective coastal engineering is expensive, but it is not as costly as neglect or ineffective intervention. Good practice needs to be based on sound principles, but theoretical work and modelling also need to be well grounded in practice, which is continuously evolving. Conceptual and detailed design has been advanced by new industry publications since the publication of the second edition. This third edition provides a number of updates: the sections on wave overtopping have been updated to reflect changes brought in with the recently issued EurOtop II manual; a detailed worked example is given of the calculation of extreme wave conditions for design; additional examples have been included on the reliability of structures and probabilistic design; the method for tidal analysis and calculation of amplitudes and phases of harmonic constituents from water level time series has been introduced in a new appendix together with a worked example of harmonic analysis; and a real-life example is included of a design adapting to climate change. This book is especially useful as an information source for undergraduates and engineering MSc students specializing in coastal engineering and management. Readers require a good grounding in basic fluid mechanics or engineering hydraulics, and some familiarity with elementary statistical concepts."--Provided by publisher.

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