Feasibility study on integrating soft countermeasure into current hard shore protection system around Taiwan coast

Ray Yeng Yang, Ying Chih Wu, Jiing Yih Liou, Hweng Hwung, Hsiang Yu Hwung

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate on how to conjoint soft solution strategies into the current shore protection system throughout Taiwan coast. Moreover, a feasible application of hard solutions complemented by soft issues for beach protection has also been evaluated. Study of these soft solution results indicates that recently well-applied beach nourishment is proved to be the most mature and popular soft shore protection technique among all. This method can be utilized on the coastal areas under low or moderate wave energies with either mild or moderate bottom slope. Based on these criteria, beaches between Kao-Shung and Pin-Tung County in Taiwan are eligible for beach nourishment with hard coastal structure. The extended foreshore will also help for wave damping and sightseeing. On the other hand, many barrier islands in the offshore of Yun-Lin, Chia-Yi and Tainan coasts can be treated as natural offshore breakwaters. Therefore, the shore protection strategy for these areas should focus on how to protect these barrier islands. As for steep beaches and high wave energy areas, such as those of the east coast region, more specific parameters should be taken into account if the beach nourishment of mixed grain sizes is to become an alternative solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of the 19th (2009) International OFFSHORE AND POLAR ENGINEERING CONFERENCE
Pages1274-1279
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event19th (2009) International OFFSHORE AND POLAR ENGINEERING CONFERENCE - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2009 Jun 212009 Jun 26

Other

Other19th (2009) International OFFSHORE AND POLAR ENGINEERING CONFERENCE
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period09-06-2109-06-26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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