IJESD 2014 Vol.5(5): 506-509 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.535

Geotextile Tubes Application on Beach Nourishment in UAE

Andy Chien, Shelly Wu, Felix Tseng, and Amy Tang

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 beach nourishment.

Index Terms—Geotextile tube, groin, submerged breakwater, beach nourishment.

The authors are with ACE Geosynthetics, Taiwan, R.O.C. (e-mail: andy.chien@geoace.com, shelly.wu@geoace.com, felix.tesng@ geoace.com, amy.tang@geoace.com).

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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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • E-mail: ijesd@ejournal.net