By: KW Pilarczyk and RB Zeidler
This volume highlights the technical advances in shoreline stabilization with special emphasis on application of offshore breakwaters. It provides an overview of theoretical and practical matters related to shore evolution control based on experience all over the world. The main topics deal with types and functions of coastal structures, coastal boundary conditions, sediment transport and shore profile evolution, wave loading and interactions with structures, functional and geometrical design, structural design (including some novel methods, materials, construction aspects, monitoring and maintenance) and worldwide experience and case studies. A review of some mathematical models is given in the appendix.
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