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Coastal Engineering and Geosciences

Dominic Reeve Orcid Logo, Harshinie Karunarathna Orcid Logo

Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

Swansea University Authors: Dominic Reeve Orcid Logo, Harshinie Karunarathna Orcid Logo

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DOI (Published version): 10.1016/b978-0-12-818234-5.00107-3

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The aim of this article is to provide an introductory review on coastal engineering, emphasizing beach and shore protection. It is intended as a reference guide to a senior undergraduate or early career researcher who wants to pursue the topic to understand it at more than a superficial level.A brie...

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Published in: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
ISBN: 978-0-12-409548-9
Published: Elsevier 2021
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa57472
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Abstract: The aim of this article is to provide an introductory review on coastal engineering, emphasizing beach and shore protection. It is intended as a reference guide to a senior undergraduate or early career researcher who wants to pursue the topic to understand it at more than a superficial level.A brief history of the development of coastal engineering as a discipline is provided before a discussion of the main types of coastal structure. The main physical concepts behind coastal flood defence, coastal protection and coastal harbor works are discussed in the context of the scientific understanding and practical engineering requirements.
Keywords: Breakwaters, Coastal engineering, Coastal protection, Flood defence, Groynes, Hard defences, Seawalls, Sediment transport, Soft defences, Tides, Wave breaking, Waves, Working with nature
College: College of Engineering