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The presentation will commence with reasons why breakwaters and protective seawalls are necessary. In particular the impact of typhoons on Hong Kong seawalls, resulting in damage, wave overtopping and flooding will be shown.
The joint probabilities of astronomic tide, storm surge and storm waves causing the overtopping will be explained.
A history of breakwater and sloping seawall design development, instigated by major failures is followed by a brief comparison of types of seawall structures.
Finally, breakwater failures around the coast of Java will be reviewed.
Jonathan has a Master Degree in Maritime Engineering and over 40 years specialist experience, including over 25 years in Hong Kong, with leading consulting engineers in ports and maritime projects.
He is currently a Consultant with the AECOM Maritime Department in Hong Kong, having carried out maritime projects throughout the Asia Pacific Region.
He was the Senior Site Engineer on the Surabaya Port Extension in 1980 and has undertaken numerous investigations of marine structure failures throughout Indonesia for insurance companies.
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