Abstract—The most common application of geotextile tubes
can be found in marine engineering. It could be applied as
various structures, such as jetty, submerged breakwater, or
revetment with beneficial features of easy installation,
eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness. The application of this
method is boomed in recent years. And this project is located at
Al Aqah Beach Fujairah, UAE. Existing rubble groins were
lacked of substantial protection and weakened gradually.
Serious erosion problem was found after Hurricane Gonu. This
disaster affected the local tourism industry significantly. Taking
tourist attractions, project budget, and environmental demands
into consideration, the client chose geotextile tubes to rebuild
the groin and submerged breakwater to achieve the purpose of
Index Terms—Geotextile tube, groin, submerged breakwater, beach nourishment.
The authors are with ACE Geosynthetics, Taiwan, R.O.C. (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, felix.tesng@ geoace.com, email@example.com).
Cite:Andy Chien, Shelly Wu, Felix Tseng, and Amy Tang, "Geotextile Tubes Application on Beach Nourishment in UAE," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 506-509, 2014.