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Impacts of permeability on beach performance - FD1923

Description
PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT
The Technical Report includes an extensive review of the current state of understanding of mixed beach processes, the method of prediction of the cliffing problem, and preliminary advice on good practices in relation to beach recharge programmes

SUMMARY OBJECTIVE
Produce a review of existing knowledge and current practice relating to beach recharge. Produce, justify and prioritise a costed framework of field and/or laboratory investigations (possibly linked with demonstration schemes) to advance knowledge of the processes involve and hence provide better-founded guidance for design and management of recharged beaches.

KEY CUSTOMER PURPOSE
Improve design methodology for shingle and mixed beach recharge with respect to material mixing, grading specification and construction method.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Influence of permeability on the performance of shingle and mixed beaches   (795k)
• Technical Report : Influence of permeability on the performance of shingle and mixed beaches   (5059k)
• Technical Summary : Influence of permeability on the performance of shingle and mixed beaches   (165k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2006

Cost: £48,374
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Brighton
Keywords
Coastal Defence              
Environmental Protection              
Flood and Coastal Defence              
Land              
Processes              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management