Types and Functions of Coastal Structures

H. F. Burcharth, Steven A. Hughes

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Coastal structures are used in coastal defence schemes with the objective of preventing shoreline erosion and flooding of the hinterland. Other objectives include sheltering of harbour basins and harbour entrances against waves, stabilization of navigation channels at inlets, and protection of water intakes and outfalls.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Engineering Manual
Number of pages50
Place of PublicationVicksburg, Mississippi
PublisherCoastal Engineering Research Center
Publication date2003
PagesVI-2-i - VI-2-44
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Cross Sections
  • Layouts
  • Concrete Armor Units
  • Failure Modes
  • Sea Dikes
  • Sea Walls
  • Revetments
  • Bulkheads
  • Groins
  • Breakwaters

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