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14.1: D.1- Introduction

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    In these lecture notes only the functional design is treated of coastal engineering structures like jetties/breakwaters, groynes, detached shore-parallel offshore breakwaters, seawalls and revetments (Ch. 10). We do not discuss the technical/constructive design of these structures, but refer to other DUT courses like Bed, Bank and Shoreline Protection (CIE4310) and Breakwaters and Closure Dams (CIE5308). Yet, we would like to point out some similarities between bottom sediment transport and stone stability and structural damage approaches for slopes made of loose rock and of breakwater elements in a more synthetic/philosophical way.

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