PERMEABLE PILE GROINS

Thomas Trampenau, Frank Goricke, Arved J. Raudkivi

Abstract


Permeable pile groins have been built on the southern shores of the Baltic Sea in large numbers for the past century and a half, yet no detailed literature has been written on how these structures function. The study of the groin system at Warnemiinde, has shown that this type of groin causes a reduction of the littoral current and elimination of the local rip currents. This, in turn, causes underwater profiles to raise, a widening of the beach and a seaward movement of the shoreline.

Keywords


groin; pile groin; permeable groin

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