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Roles of mangroves in coastal protection

Mohd Faiz Ikhwan bin Abdullah, Nohd Faiz Ikhwan (2010) Roles of mangroves in coastal protection. UNSPECIFIED. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This project is to research the effectiveness of mangroves plant to act as a coastal protection. After the tsunami in 2004, it can be observed that coastal areas protected by mangroves forest received lesser damages. Malaysia also has some severe problems with the erosion which can be lessen by mangroves. Mangroves have proven to be a potential natural protection especially for areas with low and mild waves. The performance of mangroves varies depending on their physical characteristics and group composition. For this, the study on mangroves effect on wave attenuation in term of wave velocity and wave height was done. Observation during site visit and lab experiments also involved during this research. Experiment done by scaling and modeling natural mangroves trees into smaller model. Wave Flume in Hydraulics Lab used for testing purpose. From the experiments, we observed wave will be attenuated after passing the mangrove model (about 19-28%). Velocity also decreased after passing the mangrove model (about 3-20%). Hence, the findings of this research is that wave attenuated after passing through mangroves forests, leading to decreasing of impact received by coastal areas. It will prove the theory of Mangroves can acts as a natural coastal protection.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subject: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Engineering > Civil
Depositing User: Mr Editor1
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 14:43
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:43
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/12

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