Historically, much harm has been done by well-meaning coastal engineering attempts, which seemed like good ideas on paper but which failed to allow for practical issues. For this reason, it is vital that theories and models are well grounded in practice.
This second edition brings the models and examples of practice up to date. It has expanded coverage of tsunamis and generating energy from waves to focus both on the great dangers and the great opportunities that the ocean presents to the coastal zone. With an emphasis on practice and detailed modelling, this is a thorough introduction to all aspects of coastal processes, morphology, and design of coastal defences. It describes numerous case studies to illustrate the successful application of mathematical modelling to real-world practice.
A must-have book for engineering students looking to specialize in coastal engineering and management.
Praise for the Previous Edition
"The extent of coverage is impressive. As well as being a useful reference book in its own right, it is extremely useful to have a single starting-point for graduates… the book is well structured and easy to use."
—S. Sinclair, in Maritime Engineering
Design Wave Specification
Coastal Water Level Variations
Coastal Zone Processes
Coastal Morphology: Analysis, Modelling and Prediction
Design, Reliability and Risk
Field Surveys and Physical Models
Conceptual and Detailed Design
Dredging and Ports
Appendix A – Summary of Statistical Concepts and Terminology
Appendix B – Maximum Likelihood Estimation
Appendix C – Harmonic Analysis