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Title Coastal, estuarial, and harbour engineers' reference book / edited by M.B. Abbott and W.A. Price
Edition First edition
Published London ; New York : E & FN Spon, 1994


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Description xii, 736 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents The dynamic environment. Pt. 1: The coastal, estuarial and harbour environment. The deep water origins of the physical environments of coastal, estuarial and harbour regions. Pt. 2: The scientific background. An introduction to nearly-horizontal flows -- The theory of short-period waves -- Elements of the theory of turbulence -- Diffusion, dispersion and sub-grid parametrization -- Elements of non-cohesive sediment transport -- Elements of cohesive sediment disposition, consolidation and erosion. Pt. 3: Numerical tools and their applications. 3.1: Hydrodynamic models. Three-dimensional hydrodynamic models -- Quasi-three-dimensional modelling using mixed finite-difference and spectral models -- Two-dimensional nearly-horizontal flow models -- One-dimensional nearly-horizontal flow models -- Numerical modelling of short-period waves. 3.2: Transport-dispersion and water quality models. Three-dimensional advection-diffusion models -- Dispersive processes in two-dimensional models -- One-dimensional transport-dispersion and water quality models. 3.3: Sediment transport models. Three-dimensional sediment-transport models -- Two-dimensional horizontal and weakly three-dimensional models of sediment transport due to waves and currents -- One-dimensional models of sediment transport under the influence of currents. Pt. 4: Physical models and their applications. Physical short-period wave models -- Hydraulic-structure interaction -- Physical models of estuaries. The physical environment: an introduction. Pt. 5: Coast, shoreline and beach management. Coastal management -- Groynes, offshore breakwaters and artificial headlands -- Beach nourishment, offshore dredging, sand bypassing and fluidization -- Beach response modelling -- The greenhouse effect. Pt. 6: Design, construction and maintenance of coastal structures. Wave loads on sea dikes and sea-walls -- Wave forces on structures -- The design of breakwaters -- Hydromechanics of porous media in the maritime environment -- Marinas -- Construction of maritime works - contractor's methods and equipment -- Maintenance of coastal structures -- Field studies data analysis. Pt. 7: Materials for coastal structures. Rock for maritime engineering -- Concrete, steel and timber in the marine environment -- Geotextiles in coastal and harbour engineering. Pt. 8: Cohesive sediments, estuaries and dredging. Cohesive sediments - scientific background -- Hydraulic behaviour of fine sediment -- Contaminants in estuarine sediments -- Cohesive sediments in coastal engineering applications -- Determining depth and navigability in fine sediment areas -- Estuarial problems -- Barrages and barriers -- Dredging and dredgers -- Dredging in cohesive sediment areas -- Disposal of dredged material at sea -- Coastal pollution, water quality, including oil spills. Pt. 9: Economics and management of coastal engineering works. Economic appraisal of coastal engineering works -- Tendering, contract management, site supervision and control including insurances -- Arbitration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Coastal engineering.
Harbors -- Design and construction.
Coastal engineering.
Harbors -- Design and construction.
Author Abbott, Michael B.
Price, W. A. (W. Alan)
LC no. 93006888
ISBN 0419154302 (alk. paper)