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An integrated methodological approach for the upgrading of coastal structures due to climate change effects
Author : THEOHARRIS KOFTIS(1), PANAYOTIS PRINOS(2), PANAYOTA GALIATSATOU (3) & THEOFANIS KARAMBAS (4)
ABSTRACT
In this work an integrated methodological approach for the upgrading of coastal structures due to climate change impact is
presented. The methodology includes the definition of the performance criteria of the structures and the specification of
the climate change scenario for the structure's service lifetime. Various concepts for upgrading existing emerged and
submerged rubble mound breakwaters are studied and related costs are estimated. The proposed methodology is
implemented for two specific coastal structures, located in Northern Greece; the rubble mound breakwater in the Port of
Alexandroupoli and the submerged breakwaters in Paralia Katerini. It is shown that the influence of climate change is
stronger in terms of sea level rise rather than the increase of the wave heights. Therefore the structures that are studied
fail to fulfill the criteria related to wave overtopping and transmission but satisfy the stability criteria, under the climate
change scenario. The final selection takes into account the upgrading costs for each alternative.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Flood risk management and adaptation
Date Published : 13/08/2015
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