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Preliminary study on sediment load at Kampung Sungai Lurus shoreline

Md Ali, Zarina and Rahmat, Siti Nazahiyah and Mohammad Razi, Mohd Adib and Ahmad, Noor Aliza and Sabri, Nur Aishah (2008) Preliminary study on sediment load at Kampung Sungai Lurus shoreline. In: 2nd Engineering Conference On Sustainable Engineering Infrastructures Development And Management, 18-19 December 2008, Kuching, Sarawak.


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Coastal erosion impinges directly on many aspects especially tourism sector. Due to this problem, a study was carried out at Kampung Sungai Lurus shoreline to determine sediment shear stresses and characteristics of sediment load. Parameters needed were oceanography data and characteristics of sediment load. Sediment shear stress, τo was calculated by Prandtl-Von Karman equation and critical shear stresses, τc were figured by using Smerdon and Shield method. Results figured that sediment shear stress, τo value is 21.76 '/m2, while Smerdon and Shield method gave 1.92 '/m2 and 0.0251 '/m2 respectively. Both methods showed sediment shear stress were greater than critical shear stress (τo > τc). It shows that erosion happened at this area. Besides of regular maintenance, soft engineering techniques were suggested to attenuate and dissipate wave energy at shoreline.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sediment shear stress, critical shear stress and sediment characteristics
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Khairunnisa Ahmad
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 08:21
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 02:54
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/122
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