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Title: Beach-fx user's manual: Version 1.0
Authors: CDM
Rogers, Cory M.
Jacobson, Kristine A.
Gravens, Mark B.
Keywords: Shore protection projects
Engineering – economic analysis
Life-cycle simulation
Physical performance
Economic benefits and costs
Beach nourishment
Issue Date: Aug-2009
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CHL SR ; 09-6.
Description: Special report
ABSTRACT: The need to strengthen the linkages between engineering analyses (project performance and evolution) and planning functions (alternative analysis and economic justification) with respect to coastal storm damage reduction projects within the Corps has led to the development of the life-cycle simulation model Beach-fx. Beach-fx provides a comprehensive analytical framework for evaluating the physical performance and economic benefits and costs of shore protection projects, particularly beach nourishment along sandy shores. The model has been implemented as an event-based Monte Carlo life-cycle simulation tool that is run on desktop computers. This report describes the components, purpose, and operational function of the Beach-fx graphical user interface, including navigation within the interface and the organization and specification of all model input and output data.
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