Hydraulic Performance of Berm Breakwaters
In recent years, the concept of unconventional rubble mound breakwaters, i.e berm breakwaters, has gained much attention among researchers and engineers as an economical method to build...

Performance of a Berm Roundhead in the St. George Breakwater System
A new harbor under construction on St. George Island in Alaska's Bering Sea is using the berm breakwater concept for protection from wave attack. Three breakwaters are included...

Implementation and Performance of Berm Breakwater Design at Racine, WI
A large berm-type breakwater has been constructed at the entrance to Racine Harbor, Wisconsin, on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The breakwater is approximately 450 feet long, in...

Berm Type Armor Protection for a Runway Extension at Unalaska, Alaska
A proposed runway extension located on the Aleutian islands was designed to withstand forces of Bering Sea storm generated waves using a unique armor protection concept. The proposed runway...

Berm Breakwaters
Unconventional Rubble-Mound Breakwaters
This book presents a state-of-the-art review of the design, analysis, hydraulic model testing, and prototype experience of a new class of coastal structures that produce economical designs...

Breakwater Breakthrough—Bold New Breakwaters
A new rubble-mound breakwater design is a departure from the conventional approach detailed in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Shore Protection Manual. The new concept, called the berm...

St. George Harbor—A Berm Breakwater Solution in Alaska's Bering Sea
The berm breakwater concept is based on the premise that locally available materials should be used in breakwater construction to the largest degree possible. By looking at failure dynamics...

Analysis of Liquefaction Potential of Hydraulically Placed Subsea Berms
The use of hydraulically placed sand for the construction of artificial islands for hydrocarbon exploration in the Beaufort Sea has necessitated detailed geotechnical evaluations of their...

The Impact of Selected Sea Level Rise Scenarios on the Beach and Coastal Structures at Sea Bright, N.J.
The physical impacts of selected sea level rise scenarios on the shoreline of Sea Bright, New Jersey, are investigated. The sea level rise scenarios chosen for investigation were developed...

Experimental Study on Sandbag Stability and Runup
Sandbag model tests are performed in a wave flume to examine the effects of berm-type slopes on the stability of sandbags and wave runup as compared to uniform slopes. Measurements of...

Dredging Developments in the Canadian Arctic
The use of dredges in the Canadian Arctic in connection with oil exploration programmes has lead to the adaptation of existing and adoption of new techniques. Further development is required...

Management of Dredged Material Disposal Areas
Procedures and techniques that have been used successfully in Charleston, S. C. for planning management of disposal areas are outlined and explained. The following are some of the issues...

Low-Cost Measurements of Shoreline Change

An Aritifical Cobble Beach for Erosion Control

Simulation Model to Test New Berm-Erosion Concept

Stabilizing Berm Design for Temporary Walls in Clay
In construction of a wide excavation in clay, it is common practice to leave a sloping earth berm against the wall. The design of such a berm involves consideration of its effectiveness...

Beach Erosion during Minor Storm
Over 12 m³ of sand per meter of beach was eroded at Debidue Island, S.C. during a minor northeast storm on September 23, 1974. Process measurements and beach surveys made before, during,...

Effects of Overbank Flow in Flood Computations
The derivation and application of unsteady free surface flow equations are presented which describe floods in rivers where dynamic effects are considered in both the main channel as well...

Planning and Design of a Low-Weir Section Jetty (Coastal Engineering Conference in Santa Barbara, California, October 1965)
A berm and dune project for shore and hurricane protection was recently completed at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. A navigation project provides for a 14-ft-deep navigation channel...

Effect of Berm of Wave Run-Up on Composite Beaches
Accurate information concerning the height of wave run-up on composite beaches is needed for the determination of crest elevation for various engineering structures. The validity of Saville's...

 

 

 

 

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