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By Kees d'Angremond, F. van Roode

ISBN-10: 0203401344

ISBN-13: 9780203401347

Breakwaters and closure dams belong to the main remarkable hydraulic buildings. they're uncovered to the main serious loading by means of waves and currents, both in the course of their development, or in the course of their existence cycle.

Design and building of those buildings are so vitally interrelated right understanding requires a radical wisdom of the theory and a formal figuring out of useful concerns.

This booklet bargains an essential, integrated combination of thought and perform to the graduate student. Beginning with a description of the useful standards, it discusses the proper concept and indicates the applying of expertise and theoretical wisdom to the layout.

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Synthesis: Generation of conceptual ideas and alternatives that broadly meet the requirements. Simulation: Detailing of concepts and alternatives (by calculation, simulation, or modelling) up to a level that makes them mutually comparable. Again a crosscheck with respect to cost and functionality is required. Evaluation: Assessment of the concepts and alternatives, comparison on the basis of cost and benefit. Decision: Selection of the best option. If more than one option is acceptable, repeat the process in further detail, until a final decision can be taken.

Although not problematic at first, in extreme conditions this distorted the discharge capacity of the delta and ultimately led to a major inundation after the dike breached in 1421 (St. Elizabeth's flood). This resulted in the permanent loss of the most developed agricultural area of Holland (the Grote Waard polder) by erosion of the topsoil. The region changed into a unique large tidal freshwater basin. ©2004 Taylor & Francis Figure 4-10 Situation after damming the River Meuse Figure 4-11 Situation after the St.

Elizabeth’s Flood In the period 1000 to 1400, very many areas were surrounded by embankments and drainage of these areas by rivers ceased. Whether or not the results of all these activities should be considered positive or negative is debatable. For nearly a thousand years all sediments carried down by the rivers were evacuated to the sea instead of regularly settling on the marshy land. The drainage lowered the watertable and this caused the peaty soil to settle. It changed the morphology of the landscape and its flora and fauna.

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