STORM SURGE BARRIER: OVERVIEW AND DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Leslie Mooyaart, Sebastiaan Jonkman, Peter de Vries, Ad Van der Toorn, Mathijs van Ledden

Abstract


In this study an overview of existing and planned storm surge barriers in the world is provided. A systematic analysis relates functional requirements (e.g. navigation and tidal exchange) to the main barrier characteristics (e.g. gate type, dimensions). Furthermore, as the costs of barriers are an important issue in the planning, available cost information is analyzed and related to main barrier characteristics. An approach to provide a preliminary cost estimate of new barriers is presented. Finally, some critical technical challenges are discussed and related to functional requirements and boundary conditions. Overall, the results of this study can assist in the initial design and planning phase of storm surge barriers for new locations.

Keywords


storm surge barrier, coastal structures, flood risk, coastal protection

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v34.structures.45