The present edition, with new title Coastal Engineering, is the enlarged and updated volume of the book origin-ally published under the title Coastal Hydrodynamics in 2012.
The book provides an overview of world population and ocean resources, natural threats and man-made hazards, and their impact on coastal environment.
It discusses the fundamentals of wind, waves, tides and fluid flow and describes commonly adopted wave theories in coastal engineering. The text explains the methods for estimating wave forces on coastal structures, procedures for the analysis of wave data, and sediment transport. Apart from the estimation of beach profile evolution and shoreline change, the book discusses key aspects related to the design of different coastal structures.
NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION