Port Engineering and Its Relation to Coastal Engineering

Per Bruun


This paper compares the two fields port and coastal engineering outlining their similarities in basic physical aspects including hydrodynamics and aerodynamics and their forces on fixed and moving elements. It describes the highly diversified field of port transportation engineering and makes suggestions for education in port engineering involving all the common basic aspects followed by education in a number of port transport engineering subjects, including economic analysis and some port related civil structural engineering topics.


Port and coastal engineering; port transportation; port transportation equipment; port structures; engineering education

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