In Prevention of Shoreline Erosion - Coastal Defense Schemes , you'll learn ...
- Various types of coastal defense schemes and their relative merits
- Typical layout and cross-sections of coastal defense structures
- Common failure modes for coastal defense schemes
Credit: 3 PDH
Length: 53 pages
This course introduces the basic design concepts behind various coastal erosion defense schemes. Coastal structures are used in coastal defense schemes with the objective of preventing shoreline erosion and flooding of the adjacent coastal areas. Other objectives include sheltering of harbor basins and harbor entrances against waves, stabilization of navigation channels at inlets, and protection of water intakes and outfalls. An overview of the various types of coastal structures and their application is covered in detail within this course.
Coastal property valued at millions of dollars per acre can be washed away during a single coastal event, and millions of dollars are spent every year trying to prevent coastal damage in areas all over the world. This course will introduce you to many of the coastal structures, which have been developed to prevent erosion, flooding, and loss of beaches.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Sea dikes
- Sea walls
- Detached breakwaters
- Reef breakwaters
- Submerged sills
- Beach drains
- Beach nourishment and dune construction
- Floating breakwaters
- Concrete armor units
- Storm surge barriers
- Pile structures
- Scour protection
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