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dc.contributor.authorCorbett, B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Rodgeren_US
dc.contributor.authorJackson, L.en_US
dc.contributor.editorM. Townsend and D. Walkeren_US
dc.description.abstractSubmerged artificial reef breakwaters in the nearshore coastal zone can create the potential for a range of recreational activities as well as beach protection. As such, safety is an important issue when considering the design and construction of these types of structures. Investigations have been carried out for the proposed Palm Beach reefs and this paper provides an overview of the potential safety hazards and litigation threats presented by an artificial submerged structure to all potential users. Investigations into the safety aspects of these structures has incorporated: - extensive monitoring of the Narrowneck artificial reef [Gold Coast, Australia] - observations of natural reefs and beach breaks - physical model testing of a 1:10 sale submerged reef constructed of sand-filled geotextile containers at the Deagon Hydraulics Laboratory. The studies assessed the effect of a number of design parameters, including water depth above crest, roughness of the slope and truncation of the toe, on these safety aspects. The paper also covers the impact of achievable tolerances on the design, performance and safety of these structures and provides a number of guidelines for the design, management and maintenance of these structures in order to provide an acceptable level of risk.en_US
dc.publisherInstitution of Engineers Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeBarton, ACTen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameCoasts and Ports Australasian Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the 17th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 10th Australasian Port and Harbour Conferenceen_US
dc.titleReef Breakwaters for Coastal Portection Safety Aspects and Tolerancesen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2005 Engineers Australia. Self-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by this publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the organiser's website or contact the author[s].en_AU
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