Coastal, Estuarial and Harbour Engineer's Reference Book: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Coastal, Estuarial and Harbour Engineer's Reference Book

1st Edition

Edited by Michael B Abbott, W. Alan Price

CRC Press

752 pages

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A major new reference book bringing together wide-ranging expert guidance on coastal engineering, including harbours and estuaries. It covers both traditional engineering topics and the fast developing areas of mathematical modelling and computer simulation.


'This is an attractive book which represents a great effort towards covering all aspects of Coastal, Estuarial and Harbour Engineering in just one volume.' - Coastal Engineering

'…a good mix of the various ingredients required to improve the understanding of the complex interactions between the coastal structures and their environment…a good source of information on a wide range of coastal engineering related topics.' - Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: The dynamic environment. The deep-water origins of the physical environment of coastal, estuarial and harbour regions. An introduction to nearly-horizontal flows. Element of the theory of turbulence. Diffusion, dispersion and sub-grid parametization. Elements of non-cohesive sediment transport. Elements of cohesive sediment deposition, consolidation and erosion. Three-dimensional hydrodynamic models. Quasi-three-dimensional modelling using mixed finite difference and spectral models. Two-dimensional nearly-horizontal flow models. One-dimensional nearly-horizontal flow models. Numerical modelling of short-period waves. Three-dimensional advection-diffusion models. Two-dimensional advection-diffusion models. One-dimensional transport-dispersion and water quality. Three-dimensional sediment-transport models. Two-dimensional models of sediment transport due to waves and currents. One-dimensional models of sediment-transport under the influence of currents. Physical short-period-wave models. Hydraulic-structure interaction. Part 2: The physical environment. Groynes, offshore breakwaters and artifical islands. Beach response modelling. Beach nourishment, offshore dredging and sand bypassing. Marinas. Physical and mathematical models in the optimisation of breakwater layout. Design of breakwaters and selected design wave height. Rock for maritime structures. Wave forces on structures. Wave loads on sea dikes. Coastal pollution and water quality. Hydromechanics of porous media in the maritime. Geotextiles in coastal and harbour engineering. Dredging and dredgers. Disposal of dredged material at sea. Field studies and the analysis of data. Coastal management. Construction of maritime works. Materials in the marine environment. Maintenance of coastal structures. Economic appraisal of coastal engineering works. Cohesive sediments. Hydraulic behaviour of fine sediment. Contamination in estuarine sendiments. Cohesive sediments in coastal engineering applications. Determining depth and navigability. Maintenance dredging. Estuarial problems. Barrages and barriers. Tendering, coastal management, site supervision and control. Arbitration. Index.

About the Editors

Michael B Abbott and Alan W. Price

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials