Handbook of Coastal Engineering

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9780071344029: Handbook of Coastal Engineering

Wide-ranging, state-of-the-art guide to coastal engineering. The first comprehensive guide to the preservation and maintenance of coastal areas in a decade, Handbook of Coastal Engineering features state-of-the-art practice and research methods. Editor John B. Herbich, one of the world's leading experts in coastal engineering and research, has brought together 23 specialists to discuss: *Coastal wave equations. The design of dikes, revetments, seawalls, breakwaters and related structures for coastline protection, highlighting Dutch, British, and U.S. practices *Sediment transport and beach profile change, and Japanese and U.S. erosion protection methods *Maintenance of navigational channels and harbor basins *Dredging and dredged material disposal, with computer models *Removal of contaminated material by dredging *More A valuable Appendix provides authorization, funding, and implementation information for U.S. Army projects; regulatory program applicant information; a computer program; and useful reference tables.

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the Ultimate Guide to Preservation, Maintenance, and Design for Coastal Areas. Recent major storms have reawakened public concern over coastal storm damage. The Handbook of Coastal Engineering equips you with the tools to apply the latest research, regulations, and design methods to all coastal engineering challenges, from beach erosion to offshore structures and dredging contaminated materials. Written by leading coastal engineering experts from around the world, this valuable resource is required reading for practicing coastal and ocean engineers, environmental and civil engineers, and others, providing up-to-the-minute information on how to: Apply wave equations. Control sediment transport and protect beaches. Design wave-resistant coastal structures. Limit shoreline erosion. Design and maintain navigation channels. Deal with contaminated sediments. Calculate and control effluent dispersal in the coastal zone. Delineate coastal hazard zones and development setbacks. Use computer programs in coastal engineering. Understand and apply relevant regulations. With coverage of the latest methods and research from the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, and other countries on the tip of the wave in coastal engineering development, this reference brings you true state-of-the-art methods. It's the right tool, for the right field, at the right time.

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John B. Herbich, Ph.D., P.E. is Professor Emeritus Ocean and Civil Engineering, former Head of the Ocean Engineering Program and former Director of the Center for Dredging Studies at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. One of the leading experts in coastal and ocean engineering education and research in the world, Dr. Herbich is a Fellow and life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and has served on panels and committees of the Marine Board, the National Research Council, Academy of Sciences, and is on the board of directors of the Western Dredging Association. He has written more than 200 professional reports and papers, and is also the author or editor of the Handbook of Dredging Engineering; Handbook of Coastal and Ocean Engineering; Seafloor Scour: Design Guidelines for Ocean-Founded Structures; Offshore Pipelines: Design Elements; and Coastal and Deep Ocean Dredging. Dr. Herbich received the prestigious International Coastal Engineering Award in 1993 from the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Dredge of the Year Award in 1995 from the Western Dredging Association.

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