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Author(s): L. das Neves
A. Moreira
F. Taveira Pinto
M. L. Lopes
F. Veloso Gomes
Title: Performance of submerged nearshore sand-filled geosystems for coastal protection
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Nearshore submerged structures made of sand-filled geosystems are an interesting use for this type of coastal protection technology. These systems have an advantage over more traditional materials such as concrete units or rock, which is the limited and non-permanent impact on natural coastal processes. On top of that are also some important research achievements and improvements at the level of the materials. However, at more exposed hydraulic conditions under high wave energy its application is still hampered by the lack of knowledge about their performance. This paper describes research results based on a series of laboratory measurements of the hydrodynamic and morphodynamic change produced in the vicinity of submerged nearshore structures. An analysis of the different model outputs produced, with respect to sediment transport, wave reflection and wave-induced pressures, has been made and is discussed throughout the paper. Such a comparative analysis provides insights into the efficiency of each defence scheme in maintaining a beach and in protecting the shoreline. The sand-filled geosystems as nearshore submerged structures proved to be efficient in retarding the offshore movement of sediments and in maintaining the shoreline, even if instabilities due to elements' displacement and local scour have been observed.
Subject: Engenharia hidraúlica, Engenharia civil
Hydraulic engineering, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos/PTDC/ECM/122760/2010/Avaliação dos níveis de segurança associados a erosões localizadas devidas a geossistemas utilizados para controlo da erosão costeira na costa portuguesa/ScourCoast
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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