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Ocean Science, BC Vol. Hydroengineering, Polish Academy of Sciences Vol. New South Wales Vol. Miami Vol. Southern California , Harry Yeh Univ. Washington and Nobu Shut0 Tohoku Univ. Florida to all students Preface What can I say? This book is really not about facts and formulas. It is about learning and understanding. It is about diligence and care, about stewardship of a precious resource.
It was essentially 32 years in the making. It was developed from lecture notes for an introductory course and its stated purpose is to bridge the gap between an eager student who knows nothing about coastal engineering and management, and the available literature.
My hope is that this book also finds its way on the bookshelves of the practitioners, as a handy reference to those first things we all need to know. This book distils things I learned from my professors, from reading, from interacting with colleagues, from practicing all over the world, from listening to stories, and from questions, comments and remarks of my students. My students asked me to write this book - thats why its here. My thanks to all who inspired me. Without Queens University and its Civil Engineering Department, this book would not have become reality.
I am also indebted to Delft University of Technology and Delft Hydraulics Laboratory who hosted me at the times that I needed to be away to write this book. And I thank my wife, Nelly, who provided the space and support for me to do this. This book is about strategy, tactics and philosophy.
It is not only about how we should design and manage, but also about design and management itself. It is also about enjoyment. Coastal problems are very complex. They allow us to put ix Introduction to Coastal Engineering and Management together elements of physics, oceanography, geology, geotechnical and structural design, and resource management.
In the process, we rub shoulders with experts in each of these areas, and with biologists, chemists and environmentalists. We must also be familiar with the economic, legal and political frameworks, within which we practice. Because our art is young, we still approach our task with only a few rules. We have no coastal engineering design code. We have no precedents in our coastal management tasks.
That means challenge, thinking, innovation and unfortunately it may mean mistakes. I enjoy such a challenge, I hope you do. There is much to do. People still die because of natural disasters. Much of the coastal work to date has been ill-conceived, ill-designed or poorly constructed and needs to be redone.
We are faced with the largest migration of people in history. This migration has become a true invasion of the coast, putting tremendous pressure on a scarce natural resource. We are dealing with a mega shift in priorities as we convert industrial areas, rail yards and loading docks of the previous era into residential and recreational settings.
We are also asked to integrate. Projects must fit into systems. Physical coastal systems must fit into biological, environmental, legal and sociological systems. Finally, we know so much in theory and at pilot scale, but the translation of this knowledge into prototype reality is so very difficult. The information in this book goes beyond the printed text. I have provided a basic tool. The tool is incomplete. It only discusses some of the topics needed in our trade. There is much literature for you to expand into.
Good luck on your further journey. Kingston, June
Introduction To Coastal Engineering And Management (2nd Edition) / Edition 2
This textbook for undergraduate students, postgraduate students and practicing engineers covers waves, structures, sediment movement, coastal management, and contemporary coastal design and decision making, presenting both basic principles and engineering solutions. It discusses the traditional methods of analysis and synthesis design , but also contemporary design taking into account environmental impacts, consequences of failure, and current concerns such as global warming, aging infrastructure, working with stakeholder groups, regulators, etc. This second edition expands greatly on the topics of failure and resilience that surfaced as a result of recent disasters from hurricane surges and tsunamis. It updates the discussion of design and decision making in the 21st century, with many new examples presented. Kamphuis, Associates Limited, Coastal Consultants. He received his Ph.
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