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Coastal Processes with Engineering Applications


By: Robert G Dean and Robert A Dalrymple

475 pages, B/w plates, figs, tabs, maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2004 | #157770 | ISBN: 0521602750
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Hardback | Nov 2001 | #122564 | ISBN: 0521495350
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This undergraduate textbook is organized into four parts: An overview of coastal engineering, using case studies to illustrate problems; Hydrodynamics of the coastal zone, reviewing storm surges, water waves, and low frequency motions within the nearshore and surf zone; Coastal responses including equilibrium beach profiles and sediment transport; and Applications such as erosion mitigation, beach nourishment, coastal armoring, tidal inlets, and shoreline management.

'The book's presentation is of high standard. It can be utilized as a textbook on coastal processes and coastal engineering. The authors, who have devoted a lot of time in conducting research in coastal engineering, deserve to be congratulated on their achievement.' Bulletin '... this book is useful in providing a mathematical summary of our understanding of hydrodynamic and sediment transport processes in the coastal zone and how they may be affected by engineering applications.' Times Higher Education Supplement


Part I. Introduction to Coastal Processes: 1. Overview; 2. Sediment characteristics; 3. Long-term processes; Part II. Hydrodynamics of the Coastal Zone: 4. Tides and storm surges; 5. Waves and wave-induced hydrodynamics; Part III. Coastal Response: 6. Field measurement techniques and analysis; 7. Equilibrium beach profiles; 8. Sediment transport; 9. Miscellaneous coastal features; 10. Modeling of beaches and shorelines; Part IV. Shoreline Modification and Analysis: 11. Beach fill and soft engineering structures; 12. Hard engineering structures; 13. Tidal inlets; 14. Shoreline management.

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