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1st Edition

Breakwaters and Closure Dams

ISBN 9780415332569
Published August 15, 2004 by CRC Press
384 Pages

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Book Description

Breakwaters and closure dams belong to the most spectacular hydraulic structures. They are exposed to the most severe loading by waves and currents, either during their construction, or during their life cycle.

Design and construction of these structures are so vitally interrelated that a proper understanding requires a thorough knowledge of the theory and a proper understanding of practical matters.

This book offers an essential, integrated combination of theory and practice to the graduate student. Beginning with a description of the functional requirements, it discusses the relevant theory and shows the application of experience and theoretical knowledge to the design.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Positioning the Subject  3. The Design Process  4. Considerations at System Level  5. Use of Theory  6. Data Collection  7. Stability of Random Placed Roak Mounds  8. Dynamic Stability  9. Stability of Monolithic Breakwaters  10. Wave-Structure Interaction  11. Design Practice of Breakwater Cross-Sections  12. Design Practice for Closure Dams  13. Construction Methods for Granular Material  14. Construction Methods for Monolithic Structures  15. Failure Modes and Optimisation  16. Flow Development in Closure Gaps  17. Review

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Kee's d'Angremond graduated at Delft University of Technology in 1963 in civil engineering. He started working at WLIDelft Hydraulics, where he worked mainly in the field of maritime structures and dredging research. In 1975, he joined Volker Stevin Dredging and was involved in design and construction of a large number of projects in the Netherlands and abroad. From 1987 until 1989 he was managing director of the Port of Amsterdam. In 1989 he was appointed as full professor in Coastal Engineering at Delft University of Technology.

Ferd C. van Roode graduated at Delft University of Technology in 1965 in civil engineering. He then joined WLIDelft Hydraulics. From 1970 until his retirement in 1999 he was employed by Royal Boskalis Westminster. As senior engineer in the research department he was (amongst others) involved in preparation and execution of several tidal closures. From 1986 until 2000 he was associate professor at Delft University of Technology on a part time basis.