The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of Coastal Engineering from basic theory to engineering practice. The authors of this book are worldwide authorities in the field. Each chapter deals with an important topic in the field of coastal engineering. The topics are of recent deep concern all over the world motivated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami and other natural disasters.For proper coastal zone management, a broad range of knowledge is necessary. This book provides a basic understanding of the theories behind the diverse natural phenomena within the coastal areas, such as waves, tsunamis and sediment transport. The book also introduces various coastal conservation technologies such as coastal structures and beach nourishment. Finally, coastal zone management practices in the USA, Europe, and Japan are introduced.Each chapter is self-standing and readers can begin from any topic depending on their interest.
Introduction (R L Wiegel); Random Waves in the Sea (Y Goda); Tsunamis - Their Coastal Effects And Defense Works (N Shuto); Basic Concepts of Coastal Sediment Transport (P Nielsen); Morphology of Erosional and Accretional Coasts (P D Komar & T Sunamura); Numerical Modeling of Nearshore Wave Transformation (H Nishimura & M Isobe); Laboratory Experiments - Renewed Importance (J W Kamphuis); Field Observation and Database Management (D H Swart & G Mocke); Beach Nourishment and Hybrid Methods for Coastal Protection (R G Dean); Dredging and Navigation Channels (J B Herbich); Enhancement of Coastal Habitats (M Nakamura & S Otake); Hydro-Environmental Assessment of Coastal and Estuarine Systems (H L Butler & C F Cerco); Coastal Zone Management - US Perspective (P Grenell); Coastal Zone Management - European Perspective (H Kunz); Coastal Zone Management - Japanese Perspective: (A) Sediment Movement and Beach Transformation Due to Port Construction in Japan (K Katoh); Coastal Zone Management - Japanese Perspective: (B) Beach Erosion in Japan and Perspective to Solve the Problem (T Uda); View on Future Prospects of Coastal Engineering (K Horikawa).