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Coastal Engineering

Processes, Theory and Design Practice, 2nd Edition

By Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming

© 2015 – CRC Press

518 pages | 237 B/W Illus.

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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

Table of Contents


Wind Waves

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

Renewable Energy

Dredging and Ports



Appendix A – Summary of Statistical Concepts and Terminology

Appendix B – Maximum Likelihood Estimation

Appendix C – Harmonic Analysis

About the Authors

Dominic Reeve is Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Swansea, UK and a Chartered Mathematician.

Andrew Chadwick is former Professor of Coastal Engineering at the University of the West Indies and Professor at Plymouth, UK.

Chris Fleming is a former Group Director of Halcrow, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Oceanography
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Dams & Reservoirs
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General