Coastal Engineering Information

US Corps of Engineers Coastal Engineering Manual


The US Army Coastal Engineering Manual is a common coastal engineering reference. It is available on the web from the COE at http://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/cem. Each chapter may be downloaded from the COE site as a pdf file.

These pdf chapter files are also given below. The chapter files in each Part have been zipped into a single file to make downloading more convienient. These may be downloaded by clicking on the Part name. The entire CEM has also been zipped into a single file. This file may be downloaded by clicking on the CEM link below. Note that the CEM file size is rather large (158.9 MB).

This is the 2008.08.01 (Change 2) release of the CEM.


Downlolad full CEM (158,898 KB zip file)

PART I - INTRODUCTION (30,091 KB zip file)
    Part I-1 Introduction (91 KB)
    Part I-2 Coastal Diversity (10,905 KB)
    Part I-3 History of Coastal Engineering (19,905 KB)
    Part I-4 The Coastal Engineering Manual (101 KB)

PART II - COASTAL HYDRODYNAMICS (36,171 KB zip file)
    Part II-1 Water Wave Mechanics (3,929 KB)
    Part II-2 Meteorology and Wave Climate (1,590 KB)
    Part II-3 Estimation of Nearshore Waves (14,074 KB)
    Part II-4 Surf Zone Hydrodynamics (3,392 KB)
    Part II-5 Water Levels and Long Waves (1,538 KB)
    Part II-6 Hydrodynamics of Tidal Inlets (7,719 KB)
    Part II-7 Harbor Hydrodynamics (3,043 KB)
    Part II-8 Hydrodynamic Analysis and Design Conditions (1,477 KB)

PART III - COASTAL SEDIMENT PROCESSES (29,143 KB zip file)
    Part III-1 Coastal Sediment Properties (659 KB)
    Part III-2 Longshore Sediment Transport (2,506 KB)
    Part III-3 Cross-Shore Sediment Transport Processes (1,604 KB)
    Part III-4 Wind-Blown Sediment Transport (1,524 KB)
    Part III-5 Erosion, Transport, and Deposition of Cohesive Sediments (21,653 KB)
    Part III-6 Sediment Transport Outside the Surf Zone (1,591 KB)

PART IV COASTAL GEOLOGY (42,323 KB)
    Part IV-1 Coastal Terminology and Geologic Environments 1,080 KB)
    Part IV-2 Coastal Classification and Morphology (17,047 KB)
    Part IV-3 Coastal Morphodynamics (24,440 KB)

PART V - COASTAL PLANNING AND DESIGN (20,769 KB zip file)
    Part V-1 Planning and Design Process (258 KB)
    Part V-2 Site Characterization (1,233 KB)
    Part V-3 Shore Protection Projects (6,509 KB)
    Part V-4 Beach Fill Design (1,934 KB)
    Part V-5 Navigation Projects (6,232 KB)
    Part V-6 Sediment Management at Inlets (4,599 KB)
    Part V-7 Coastal Engineering for Environmental Enhancement (433 KB)

APPENDICES (401 KB)
    Appendix A - Glossary (440 KB)