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Environmental Design Guidelines for Low Crested Coastal Structures

By: HF Burcharth, SJ Hawkins, B Zanuttigh and A Lamberti

400 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Oct 2007 | #166486 | ISBN-13: 9780080449517
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The relation between wave climate, beach erosion, beach defence means, habitat changes and beach value, which clearly exists based on EC research results, suggests the necessity of an integrated approach when designing coastal protection schemes. In accordance with this need, the present design guidelines cover structure stability and construction problems, hydro and morphodynamic effects, environmental effects (colonisation of the structure and water quality), societal and economic impacts (recreational benefits, swimming safety, beach quality).

Environmental Design Guidelines for Low Crested Coastal Structures is specifically dedicated to Low Crested Structures, and provides methodological tools both for the engineering design of structures and for the prediction of performance and environmental impacts of such structures. A briefing of current best practice for local and national planning authorities, statutory agencies and other stakeholders in the coastal zone is also covered.

Presented in a generic way, this book is appropriate throughout the European Union, taking into account current European Commission policy and directives for the promotion of sustainable development and integrated coastal zone management.


Part I-Guidelines 1. Definition of LCSs covered by the guidelines 2. Function of LCSs 3. Objectives and target effects of LCSs 4. Outline of design procedure 5. Initial considerations 6. Investigation of environmental conditions 7. Conceptual/pre-design alternatives 8. Detailed design of preferred scheme 9. Materials for LCSs 10. Construction of LCSs Part IIAppendix 11. Case Studies 12. An example of environmental design of coastal defence Part IIITools 13. Design tools related to engineering 14. Background knowledge and tools for prediction of ecological impacts 15. Design tools related to socio-economics

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