WIT Press


COASTAL REVETMENT DESIGN PROCESS IN THAILAND

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CC170041

Volume

170

Pages

12

Page Range

33 - 44

Published

2017

Size

2,757 kb

Author(s)

CHERDVONG SAENGSUPAVANICH

Abstract

This article presents a current procedure that Thailand is undertaking to design a coastal revetment. Had Sai Kaew beach, located in the south of Thailand, experienced severe erosion. Coastal protection structure was urgently required. The design process comprised many steps such as a bathymetric survey, sediment sampling, wave climate analysis, water level calculation, wave transformation, public participations, a consideration of appropriate type of revetment, and a detailed design which included revetment’s components as well as architectural improvement. These procedures were summarized. Coastal engineers and managers around the world might apply this experience to suit their projects.

Keywords

coastal engineering and management, revetment, shore protection, Thailand