At the waterside of an embankment, at the boundary between water and soil, erosion can cause considerable damage. This is a matter of primary concern in the management of waterways. The problem has been aggravated in recent decades by increases in ship size, engine power and speed, and by an increase in traffic volume. This has stimulated research into the basic phenomena of the interactions between ship, water and embankment, and the development of new protective systems and construction methods. The design philosophy, on the other hand, has evolved from a purely technical level to a more integrated approach that takes social, environmental and economic considerations into account. This paper reviews this integrated approach, in sections that are headed: Design philosophy, Boundary conditions, Limit states, Recent research in the Netherlands, and Conclusions and recommendations.

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    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Vrizling, K J
    • Pilarczyk, Krystian W
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 14p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM