Study of tourist craft shelter for “Troulis S.A. Hotel”

Country / Area : Greece / Panormo – Rethimno, Crete island

Institution : Troulis S.A. Hotel

Duration of Service : 2009

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Project description:

The tourist craft shelter is located in the Northern coasts of Prefecture of Rethymno - Crete. The coastline in the wider coastal zone is rocky. The coastal area of direct influence is bounded between two rocky exacerbations, in front of the property of " Troulis S.A. Hotel ". In coastal engineering study investigated a) possibility of sediment’s deposits and erosions after the construction of the harbor works and b) the design of external harbor works in relation to sea waves’ transformation.

The coastal engineering study included the following:

  • Data collection: a) climatic data of the region (e.g. rainwater run-off and according data, etc) in order to calculate the wave climate in the deep water, b) aerial photos of different years for the analysis of the evolution of the coastline.
  • Numerical modeling: Waves’ transformation from deep water to the coastal zone taking into account refraction, defraction and waves’ breaking.
  • Sediment’s Recognition: seabed sediments collection
  • Artificial beaches: Calculated the median grain size in order to design the beach profile by using numerical simulation’s models (SBEACH).