Vernon Harcourt Lecture 2014: Refining design with coastal observations

10 February, 2014 | 18:30 - 20:00

Vernon Harcourt Lecture 2014: Refining design with coastal observations

About this event

The 2014 lecture – Refining design with coastal observations – was given by Professor Andy Bradbury of the National Oceanography Centre, UK.

Applications of coastal monitoring programmes, which have been developed over the last 25 years, are presented to demonstrate the value of coastal observations in engineering design.

Observations used in validation and calibration of design methods are presented, together with assessments of the effectiveness of engineering schemes Coastal observations have also been used as the catalyst for development of alternative models and techniques, where existing tools are shown to require refinement.

Particular focus will be directed at:

  • Definition and derivation of wave climate for engineering design.
  • Beach management design methods.
  • In service performance of innovative structures.
  • Refinement of standard geotechnical tools.

Speakers

Professor Andrew Bradbury, Director, Channel Coastal Observatory – National Oceanography Centre.

Chairman - Geoff French, President, Institution of Civil Engineers.

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