Prevention of Coastal Erosion
Jeffrey Havelin, P.E.
This course was specifically designed to introduce the basic design concepts behind various coastal erosion defense schemes. Coastal structures are used in coastal defense schemes with the objective of preventing shoreline erosion and flooding of the adjacent coastal areas. Other objectives include sheltering of harbor basins and harbor entrances against waves, stabilization of navigation channels at inlets, and protection of water intakes and outfalls. An overview of the various types of coastal structures and their application is covered in detail within this course.
Coastal property valued at millions of dollars per acre can be washed away during a single coastal event, and millions of dollars are spent every year trying to prevent coastal damage in areas all over the world. This course will introduce you to many of the coastal structures, which have been developed to prevent erosion, flooding, and loss of beaches.
This course is
based entirely on the Chapter 2 TYPES AND FUNCTIONS OF COASTAL STRUCTURES
from the Coastal Engineering Manual - EM 1110-2-1100. This course includes a
multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding
of course materials. You will be quizzed on the attached document in its entirety.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will have completed a detailed review of the following coastal structure applications, and understand their functions.
This course would be very informative for engineers who are involved or wish to understand more about the design, or construction of shoreline protection structures.
This course is
intended to introduce the basic structures and application of these structures
in shoreline protection. Coastal property valued at millions of dollars per
acre can be washed away during a single coastal event, and millions of dollars
are spent every year trying to prevent coastal damage in areas all over the
world. This course will introduce you to many of the coastal structures, which
have been developed to prevent erosion, flooding, and loss of beaches.
This course is based entirely on the USACE Coastal Engineering
Manual - EM 1110-2-1100 Chapter 2 TYPES AND FUNCTIONS OF COASTAL STRUCTURES.
The link to the course materials is as follows:
click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document
for your study. Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first
save the file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save
Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
At the completion
of this class the design professional should be familiar with the various types
of coastal structures reviewed in this course, and the application of these
structures to prevent shoreline erosion.
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.