Special Report

Author: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coasts

Page: N.A

View: 8439

Small-craft harbors

design, construction, and operation

Author: James W. Dunham,Arnold A. Finn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Harbors

Page: 375

View: 2311

Analytical data and design standards and procedures are presented for use in the development of small-craft harbors and launching facilities under a wide variety of conditions applicable to a broad spectrum of geographic locations. Environmental impact and governmental control aspects are discussed. Procedures for determining project feasibility and possible sources of governmental assistance are presented. Harbor operations and administration are reviewed. Several case histories of harbors are included. (Author).

Basic Wave Mechanics

For Coastal and Ocean Engineers

Author: Robert M. Sorensen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471551652

Category: Science

Page: 284

View: 447

Intended for coastal engineers and marine scientists who desire to develop a fundamental physical understanding of ocean waves and be able to apply this knowledge to ocean and coastal analysis and design. Provides an introduction to the physical processes of ocean wave mechanics, an understanding of the basic techniques for wave analysis, techniques for practical calculation and prediction of waves and applied wave forecasting.

Basic Coastal Engineering

Author: Robert M. Sorensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387233326

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 324

View: 325

The second edition (1997) of this text was a completely rewritten version of the original text Basic Coastal Engineering published in 1978. This third edition makes several corrections, improvements and additions to the second edition. Basic Coastal Engineering is an introductory text on wave mechanics and coastal processes along with fundamentals that underline the practice of coastal engineering. This book was written for a senior or first postgraduate course in coastal engineering. It is also suitable for self study by anyone having a basic engineering or physical science background. The level of coverage does not require a math or fluid mechanics background beyond that presented in a typical undergraduate civil or mechanical engineering curriculum. The material p- sented in this text is based on the author’s lecture notes from a one-semester course at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Texas A&M University, and George Washington University, and a senior elective course at Lehigh University. The text contains examples to demonstrate the various analysis techniques that are presented and each chapter (except the first and last) has a collection of problems for the reader to solve that further demonstrate and expand upon the text material. Chapter 1 briefly describes the coastal environment and introduces the re- tively new field of coastal engineering. Chapter 2 describes the two-dimensional characteristics of surface waves and presents the small-amplitude wave theory to support this description.

Shore Protection Manual

Author: U S. Army Coastal Engineering Research

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780894990922

Category: History

Page: 532

View: 1072

This is volume one of a three volume set.The "Shore Protection Manual" is in three volumes. Volume I describes the physical environment in the coastal zone starting with an introduction of coastal engineering, continuing with discussions of mechanics of wave motion, wave and water level predictions, and finally littoral processes.Volume II translates the interaction of the physical environment and coastal structures into design parameters for use in the solution of coastal engineering problems. It discusses planning, analysis, structural features, and structural design as related to physical factors, and shows an example of a coastal engineering problem which utilizes the technical content of material presented in all three volumes.Volume III contains four appendixes including a glossary of coastal engineering terms, a list of symbols, tables and plates, and a subject index.

Manual on the use of rock in coastal and shoreline engineering

Author: Construction Industry Research and Information Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780860173267

Category: Nature

Page: 607

View: 5356

The manual sets out an integrated approach to the planning and design process by considering a range of related parameters, such as environmental implications and the availability of materials, alongside basic engineering requirements.

Clean Coastal Waters:

Understanding and Reducing the Effects of Nutrient Pollution

Author: Water Science and Technology Board,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on the Causes and Management of Eutrophication,National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309069483

Category: Science

Page: 428

View: 6750

Environmental problems in coastal ecosystems can sometimes be attributed to excess nutrients flowing from upstream watersheds into estuarine settings. This nutrient over-enrichment can result in toxic algal blooms, shellfish poisoning, coral reef destruction, and other harmful outcomes. All U.S. coasts show signs of nutrient over-enrichment, and scientists predict worsening problems in the years ahead. Clean Coastal Waters explains technical aspects of nutrient over-enrichment and proposes both immediate local action by coastal managers and a longer-term national strategy incorporating policy design, classification of affected sites, law and regulation, coordination, and communication. Highlighting the Gulf of Mexico's "Dead Zone," the Pfiesteria outbreak in a tributary of Chesapeake Bay, and other cases, the book explains how nutrients work in the environment, why nitrogen is important, how enrichment turns into over-enrichment, and why some environments are especially susceptible. Economic as well as ecological impacts are examined. In addressing abatement strategies, the committee discusses the importance of monitoring sites, developing useful models of over-enrichment, and setting water quality goals. The book also reviews voluntary programs, mandatory controls, tax incentives, and other policy options for reducing the flow of nutrients from agricultural operations and other sources.

Naval Engineering

Alternative Approaches for Organizing Cooperative Research -- Special Report 266

Author: Marine Board,Transportation Research Board

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309550726

Category: Political Science

Page: 67

View: 8527

TRB Special Report 266: Naval Engineering: Alternative Approaches for Organizing Cooperative Research evaluates alternative approaches for organizing and managing cooperative research programs in naval engineering. At the request of the Office of Naval Research (ONR), TRB/the Marine Board convened a committee to investigate and evaluate alternative approaches for structuring cooperative research programs in naval engineering. ONR is concerned about having both research products in “total ship design” and designers who are capable of designing complex warships according to this approach. In a fast-track study, the committee evaluated four approaches to structuring a cooperative research program and provided its assessment of these options. Each model was assessed in terms of its ability to balance the perspective of the various stakeholders (Navy, shipbuilding industry, and universities) in the development of a research agenda, the production of useful research, and the ability to attract students into the field.Special Report 266 Summary