Functioning of Multi-Row Sand Fences in Forming Foredunes

by Shintaro Hotta, Nihon Univ, Tokyo, Japan,
Nicholas C. Kraus, Nihon Univ, Tokyo, Japan,
Kiyoshi Horikawa, Nihon Univ, Tokyo, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments


Foredunes on sandy beaches are best developed through use of a series of fences by which dune height and width can be controlled. In a previous paper, the authors examined the functioning of single sand fences. The present paper is the second in a series on the state of knowledge and practice on sand fences and focusses on engineering aspects of multi-row fences. Sand fence configuration, timing of placement, wind conditions, and functioning of fences are described and recommended procedures given for achieving optimal results according to project objectives.

Subject Headings: Sandy soils | Fences | Sand (hydraulic) | Soil properties | Gravels | Dunes | Beaches | Wind engineering

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