Sorensen, Robert M.

Basic Coastal Engineering [electronic resource] / by Robert M. Sorensen. - Third Edition. - Boston, MA : Springer US, 2006. - XIII, 324 p. online resource.

Coastal Engineering -- Two-Dimensional Wave Equations and Wave Characteristics -- Finite-Amplitude Waves -- Wave Refraction, Diffraction, and Reflection -- Coastal Water Level Fluctuations -- Wind-Generated Waves -- Coastal Structures -- Coastal Zone Processes -- Field and Laboratory Investigations.

Basic Coastal Engineering, 3rd Edition offers the basics on monochromatic and spectral surface wave mechanics, coastal water level variations, coastal structures and coastal sedimentary processes. It also provides the necessary background from which the reader can pursue a more advanced study of the various theoretical and applied aspects of coastal hydrodynamics and design. This classic text offers senior and beginning post-graduate students in civil and mechanical engineering or the physical and environmental sciences a well-rounded introduction to coastal engineering. Engineers and physical scientists who have not had the opportunity for formal study in coastal engineering, but would like to become familiar with the subject, will also benefit from this timely resource. New material covered in this third edition includes: Material on coastal processes including beach equilibrium profiles, beach profile closure depth, mechanisms causing beach profile change, and the characteristics and design of coastal entrances. Material on the design of stone mound structures including low-crested breakwaters, sensitivity of the Hudson equation for rubble mound structure design, armor stone specification and the economic implications of design wave selection. Material on surface waves including vessel-generated waves, refraction and diffraction of directional wave spectra and design wave selection examples.


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