Introduction to Bed, Bank and Shore Protection provides students and professional engineers with the understanding and guidance to prevent the erosion of movable beds, banks and shorelines. In a world of rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions, these skills are increasingly important to the engineer as well as the wider community. The book starts with the underlying scientific principles behind hydraulics and soil mechanics and applies them to common practical situations for the protection of coastal and river beds, banks and shores. Based on the author's twenty years of experience, this blend of theory and practice provides the reader with useful knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of situations for the protection of the environment.
This book covers subjects from hydraulic, river and coastal engineering. It discusses the link between theoretical fluid mechanics and practical hydraulic engineering for erosion control. - CABI Publishing
1. Introduction. 2. Flow - Loads. 3. Flow - Stability. 4. Flow - Erosion. 5. Porous Flow - General. 6. Porous Flow - Filters. 7. Waves - Loads. 8. Waves - Erosion and Stability. 9. Ships - Loads, Stability and Erosion. 10. Dimensions. 11. Protections. 12. Environment. 13. Construction. Appendix A - Material Properties. Appendix B- Examples. List of Symbols. References. Index.