DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF BEACH PROTECTION SCHEMES

D.H. Swart, K. Horikawa

Abstract


On the basis of eleven poster presentations on beach protection schemes and/or devices, at the recent 20th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, the various levels involved in the design and evaluation of beach protection schemes are discussed in this paper. These are: (1) the assessment of the problem and processes operative in the area; (2) the establishment of an overall master plan for development; (3) the design stage; (4) the construction phase, and (5) the post construction phase. It is concluded that it would be useful if some form of international co-operation could be instigated to allow the collation of techniques used at the various levels in one handy location, for dissemination by all contributors.

Keywords


beach protection; protection schemes; protection design

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