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3rd Edition

Coastal Engineering
Processes, Theory and Design Practice

ISBN 9781138060432
Published April 9, 2018 by CRC Press
512 Pages 234 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Effective coastal engineering is expensive, but it is not as costly as neglect or ineffective intervention. Good practice needs to be based on sound principles, but theoretical work and modelling also need to be well grounded in practice, which is continuously evolving. Conceptual and detailed design has been advanced by new industry publications since the publication of the second edition.

This third edition provides a number of updates: the sections on wave overtopping have been updated to reflect changes brought in with the recently issued EurOtop II manual; a detailed worked example is given of the calculation of extreme wave conditions for design; additional examples have been included on the reliability of structures and probabilistic design; the method for tidal analysis and calculation of amplitudes and phases of harmonic constituents from water level time series has been introduced in a new appendix together with a worked example of harmonic analysis; and a real-life example is included of a design adapting to climate change.

This book is especially useful as an information source for undergraduates and engineering MSc students specializing in coastal engineering and management. Readers require a good grounding in basic fluid mechanics or engineering hydraulics, and some familiarity with elementary statistical concepts.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Wave theory. Design wave specification. Coastal water level variations. Coastal transport processes. Coastal morphology: analysis, modelling and prediction. Design, reliability and risk. Field measurements and physical models. Conceptual and detailed design. Appendices: Summary of statistical concepts and terminology; Maximum likelihood estimation; Harmonic analysis results; Normal distribution tables.

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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 Honorary Professor at Plymouth, UK.

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


"I found the book a useful instructional tool that covered the most relevant concepts that coastal engineering students at undergraduate and graduate level must learn. The book is well laid out and provides enough example work-throughs and case studies for students to test the knowledge and see the work in practice."

-- Kristen Splinter, University of New South Wales, Australia

"Overall, the book covers the most important material for coastal engineering at both undergraduate and postgraduate level."

-- Dong-Sheng Jeng, Griffith University, Australia

"… a comprehensive work, well-explained and at the same time advanced. It is a good book for both scholars and practitioners."

-- Genserik Reniers, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands