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Coastal engineering is a specialty area of civil engineering that accounts for the unique wave, tide, and sand transport processes in the planning, design, and operation of civil engineering infrastructure within the coastal environment. As a coastal engineer my research interests include nature-based shoreline protection, resilience, vulnerability, and general coastal processes like waves, tides, storm surge, and sediment transport.See More
My current funded research is focused on the engineering design of nature-based shoreline protection projects, or living shorelines. Much of this research has been performed in the wave basin laboratory and also in the field. Additionally, my research group is responsible for the routine monitoring of coastal processes in the vicinity of Little Lagoon in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This project includes frequent hydrographic and water quality mapping surveys with the Jag Ski.
Ph.D. Coastal Engineering, University of Florida
M.S. Coastal Engineering, University of Florida
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Florida
Douglass, S. L., Webb, B. M., Servold, K. 2014. A primer on coastal engineering for "living shorelines." 7th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration. Washington, D.C., Nov 1-6.
Douglass, S. L., Webb, B. M., Kilgore, R. 2014. "Highways in the Coastal Environment: Assessing Extreme Events." Hydraulic Engineering Circular 25 Vol. 2. United States Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. 149 pp.
Dzwonkowski, B., Park, K., Lee, J., Webb, B. M., Valle-Levinson, A. 2014. Spatial variability of flow over a river-influenced inner shelf in coastal Alabama during spring. Continental Shelf Research 74, 25-34.See More
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Webb, B. M., Douglass, S. L., Herder, T. 2014. Community-based restoration: a living shoreline for Mon Louis Island, Alabama. 7th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration. Washington, D.C., Nov 1-6.
Webb, B. M., Matthews, M. T. Wave-induced scour at cylindrical piles: estimating equilibrium scour depth in a transition zone. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (accepted for publication 02/07/2014).
Lee, J., Webb, B. M., Dzwonkowski, B., Park, K., Valle-Levinson, A. 2013. Bathymetric influences on tidal currents at the entrance to a highly stratified, shallow estuary. Continental Shelf Research 58, 1 – 11.
Webb, B. M., Douglass, S. L., Servold, K. 2013. Living shorelines: how much coastal engineering do you need? Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, November 3 - 7, San Diego, CA.
Webb, B. M. 2012. A personal watercraft-based system for coastal ocean mapping. Journal of Ocean Technology 7(2), 47 – 68.
Webb, B. M., Whelton, A. J. 2012. Near-synoptic measurements of surface water characteristics in a reservoir using a personal watercraft-based mapping system. In: Proceedings of the Hydraulic Measurement and Experimental Methods Conference, ASCE, Reston, VA.
Allen, R., Webb, B. M. 2011. Determination of wave transmission coefficients for oyster shell bag breakwaters. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Coastal Engineering Practice, 684-697. ASCE, Reston, VA.
CE 352 Transportation Engineering
CE 452/CE 552 Transportation Geometric Design
CE 490/CE 590 Highway Safety
CE 490/CE 551 Traffic Engineering
EG 501 Research Integrity and Seminar - See more at: http://a.cms.omniupdate.com/files/content?site=www&path=%2Fcolleges%2Fengineering%2Fce%2Fkang3.pcf&ext=html&target=www&nonce=1439918683528#sthash.HlXw9RmR.dpuf
EG 231 Introduction to Ethics and Economics
EG 360 Fluid Mechanics CE 360 Water Resources Engineering I
CE 367 Hydraulics Laboratory (W)
CE 432 Civil Engineering Design II
CE 466 Coastal and Harbor Engineering
CE 501 Introduction to Coastal Design Environment
CE 502 Introduction to Civil Engineering Design - Coastal Environment
CE 560 Coastal Hydrodynamics
CE 563 Hydrodynamic Modeling
Faculty Advisor: Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)