Design of Shoreline Protection Measures : The Importance of Geotechnical Engineering in Waterfront Design
Over the past decade, there’s been an increased realization of the need to better protect our shorelines, particularly in urban environments along coastlines that have already been impacted by storm surge...

Research, Development, and Demonstration Needs
Research, development and demonstration (RDD) is needed to advance recommended civil engineering practices and standards in order to effectively address climate change impacts. Wilbanks...

Sea Level Rise and the Impact of Lesser Storms

Near-Coastal Storms and Associated Waves

Dade County, Florida, Beach Nourishment and Hurricane Surge Protection Project

Safety Considerations
This chapter discusses the main hazards associated with the inspection and renewal activities for culverts and storm sewers....

Cleaning and Inspection
This chapter discusses the cleaning and inspection of culverts and storm sewers....

Evaluation and Condition Assessment
To determine whether a culvert or storm sewer needs to be renewed, an inspection needs to be conducted and the findings recorded. The first step in such a program is to establish a standard...

Storm Wave Kinematics

Post-Hurricane Gustav Reconnaissance of the New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System

Extrapolation of Historical Storm Data for Estimating Design Wave Heights

The Levees Fail
This chapter examines the failure of levees against storm forces and the flooding that ensued....

Long-Term Wave Probabilities Based on Hindcasting of Severe Storms

Effects of Prior Rainfall and Storm Variables on Curve Number Rainfall-Runoff

The Creeping Storm
During the past 40 years the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has spent nearly a billion dollars constructing a barrier around the low-lying city of New Orleans to protect it from hurricanes....

In Situ Behavior of Breakwaters in Constantza Port—Romania
In order to build breakwaters, especially in the areas with heavy storms, a special analysis on the several factors is necessary. In addition, surveillance of time behavior of breakwaters...

Shape of Storm Pollutograph from the Four Different Rural Watersheds
(Abstract only) Just as a hydrograph describes the flow rate of water for a storm event, a pollutograph shows the rate at which pollutants dissolved or suspended in the runoff are transported....

Regional Shoreline Group Session
California's beaches have suffered over the past decade. However to date, very little has been done to address the problem. The Sand Rights 99 conference serves as the venue for addressing...

Towers in Motion (available in Structural Engineering Special Section only)
Undersea towers are typically designed to rigidly resist the forces of water and wind. But one type of tower is designed to be flexible and, rather than rely on its platform strength to...

Applicability of Scour Equations in Tidal Areas
Bridge scour and waterway instability in the coastal region where waterways are subjected to tidal flow can be subjected to mass density stratification, water salinity, sedimentation...

 

 

 

 

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