WIT Press


Geotextile Tube Application On Beach Refurbishment In UAE

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP130201

Volume

169

Pages

9

Page Range

231 - 239

Published

2013

Size

1,019 kb

Author(s)

A. Chien, F. Tseng & A. Tang

Abstract

The most common application of geotextile tubes is marine engineering. It could be a structure of groin, submerged breakwater or revetment, with the beneficial features of easy installation, eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness. This method has boomed in recent years. This project is located in Al Aqah Beach Fujairah, UAE. Rubble groins were there, but, lacking substantial protection, they gradually weakened. A serious erosion problem was seen after the cyclonic storm Gonu hit. This disaster impacted local tourism and, considering the tourist attractions and environmental demands, the client chose geotextile tubes to rebuild the groin and submerged breakwater achieving the purpose of beach refurbishment. Keywords: geotextile tube, beach erosion, groin, submerged breakwater, beach refurbishment.

Keywords

geotextile tube, beach erosion, groin, submerged breakwater, beach refurbishment.