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Integrated research on sand suppletion as a coastal defence system: application to the Flemish East Coast
Huygens, M.; Verhoeven, R.; Willems, M.; Mostaert, F. (2001). Integrated research on sand suppletion as a coastal defence system: application to the Flemish East Coast, in: XXIX IAHR Congress Proceedings, September 16-21, 2001, Bejing, China. pp. 294-299
In: (2001). XXIX IAHR Congress Proceedings, September 16-21, 2001, Bejing, China. International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR): Beijing, more

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    sand suppletion; integrated modelling; coastal defence

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Abstract
    An integrated technical research explores a complete synergy of physical scale modelling, numerical simulations and field records in order to validate the potential use of sand suppletion as a coastal defence for the Flemish East coast. Detailed analysis of the rich field data forms an optimum reflective mirror to put the respective design and calculation tools in both a comparative and evaluating framework. Combining all available instruments in an interactive modelling approach leads to an optimum design and a more economic application of beach nourishment techniques in this area.

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