Reef Breakwaters for Coastal Portection Safety Aspects and Tolerances

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Title Reef Breakwaters for Coastal Portection Safety Aspects and Tolerances
Author Corbett, B.B.; Tomlinson, Rodger Benson; Jackson, L.A.
Publication Title Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 10th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference
Editor M. Townsend and D. Walker
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Barton, ACT
Publisher Institution of Engineers Australia
Abstract Submerged artificial reef breakwaters in the nearshore coastal zone can create the potential for a range of recreational activities as well as beach protection. As such, safety is an important issue when considering the design and construction of these types of structures. Investigations have been carried out for the proposed Palm Beach reefs and this paper provides an overview of the potential safety hazards and litigation threats presented by an artificial submerged structure to all potential users. Investigations into the safety aspects of these structures has incorporated: - extensive monitoring of the Narrowneck artificial reef [Gold Coast, Australia] - observations of natural reefs and beach breaks - physical model testing of a 1:10 sale submerged reef constructed of sand-filled geotextile containers at the Deagon Hydraulics Laboratory. The studies assessed the effect of a number of design parameters, including water depth above crest, roughness of the slope and truncation of the toe, on these safety aspects. The paper also covers the impact of achievable tolerances on the design, performance and safety of these structures and provides a number of guidelines for the design, management and maintenance of these structures in order to provide an acceptable level of risk.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2005 Engineers Australia. Self-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by this publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the organiser's website or contact the author[s].
ISBN 0-646-45130-8
Conference name Coasts and Ports Australasian Conference
Location Adelaide
Date From 2005-09-20
Date To 2005-09-23
Date Accessioned 2006-04-05
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Coastal Management
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Environmental Engineering Design
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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