The aim of this book is to provide comprehensive knowledge of coastal engineering from basic theory to engineering practice written by the most prominent authorities in the world. Each chapter deals with an important topic in coastal engineering such as random waves, tsunamis and beach erosion. The topics are of deep concern all over the world motivated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami, and others. For proper management of coastal zones, a wide variety of knowledge is necessary. This book provides a basic understanding of theories of various phenomena in the coastal zone such as waves, tsunamis and sediment transport. It also introduces various engineering methods such as costal 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 concern.
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).
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