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Kim, H. D., Aoki, S.- ichi, Kobayashi, N., & Onaka, S. (2018). THE EFFECTIVE METHOD OF BEACH NOURISHMENT PLACEMENT. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), sediment.66.


When erosion occurs, sandy beach cannot maintain the sufficient sand width and the foreshore slope becomes steeper by the frequent erosion effect. As a result, the beach is trapped in a vicious circle of becoming vulnerable by the incident waves. In order to repair or protect the erosive beach, beach nourishment can be used as a countermeasure while minimizing the environmental impacts. However, beach nourishment is not a permanent solution and requires periodic renourishment after several years. To alleviate such problem, minimizing the period of renourishment must be an economical alternative. In that respect, selecting the optimum grain size of the sand for the beach nourishment is very important. Generally, larger grain sized sand is more resistant to the erosion, thus extending the period of renourishment. In addition to selecting the optimum grain size of the sand nourishment, determining the durability as well as maintaining the familiarity of the users of the native sand should be considered.


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