Accession Number : ADA180016

Title :   Geotechnical Engineering in the Coastal Zone.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Eckert,James ; Callender,Gordon

Report Date : FEB 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 495

Abstract : This is comprehensive report providing an overview of geotechnical engineering aspects for coastal engineers to use in planning and design of coastal projects. The fundamentals of geotechnical engineering, including coastal area soil classification and engineering properties of soil analyses, are discussed first. Then, important geotechnical considerations in coastal site selection, methodologies of subsurface exploration and soil testing techniques, in the field and laboratory, are discussed in the initial chapters. The second half of this report focuses on specific types of coastal structures and the geotechnical aspects of each. Shallow foundations for gravity structures, emphasizing the bearing capacity and settlement analysis, and retaining structures, very common in the coastal area, are discussed. Particular emphasis is given to wave effects on bulkheads structures used to protect natural slopes. The final two chapters deal with slope stability relative to embankments or other man-made slopes such as breakwaters, jetties, and bulkenads as well as natural slopes. The contribution of slope instability to bluff erosion and geotechnical design procedures for planning correctives structures are also discussed. Keywords: Coastal engineering; Coasts; Geotechnical engineering.

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, *ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), BULKHEADS, STRUCTURES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, BREAKWATERS, SOIL CLASSIFICATION, SITE SELECTION, EMBANKMENTS, BEARING STRENGTH, SOIL MECHANICS, WATER WAVES, STABILIZATION SYSTEMS, GRAVITY, STRUCTURES, METHODOLOGY, SUBSURFACE, SHALLOW DEPTH, SLOPE, STABILITY, SOIL TESTS, TEST METHODS, MANMADE, SOIL TESTS, WAVES

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Civil Engineering
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE