Harbour Development in Southern Part of Thailand

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by Sutat Weesakul, Chulalongkorn Univ, Thailand,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Practice:

Abstract: Fishery ports located along the river mouthes in southern part of Thailand were developed by improving their navigation channel to provide acessibility of fishery boats to travel all year. Three cases study were shown for different approaches. Training jetty and headland alternatives were considered in the feasibility study. Headland may be appropriate approach when wave is not so high. However due to soil investigation data obtained, pile type structure seems to be possible solution for training jetty but high construction cost is inevitably faced. When soil data is not so weak, design of rubble mound type breakwater with careful of the weak subsoil layer is performed. Downcoast erosion is protected with headland control. Monitoring of shoreline recession beyond the vicinity of headland must be accomplished every year in order to provide more information for further downcoast protection in the future.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Developing countries | Light rail transit | Feasibility studies | Jetties | Fish management | Training | Breakwaters | Geotechnical data | Riprap | Thailand

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