The Sea Highway Macro-Project: A Multiple-Advantage Infrastructural Installation for Necessary Twenty-first Century Stabilization of Romanian Coastline Erosion

  • Mircea Dimitrie CazacuEmail author
  • Dan Aurel Machita
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Romania’s segment of the existing early twenty-first century Black Sea shoreline, due to the disequilibrium between the alluvia quantity delivered by the Danube River via its distributaries at the coast, and their transport effect south of the littoral under the sea-wave action directed by the energetic resultant of the predominant winds from northeast, was disturbed in the twentieth century by the observable diminishment and shoreline regression of the alluvia volume, due to: the inland flood-control and Danube River navigational struggle of large-scale works against the soil erosion by numerous torrent-control arrangements (dams) and the riverbed’s regularization against the annual flood dangers (canalization), the longitudinal dams built by the dredging of the navigable Sulina Ship Channel, as well as by the hydropower structures realized on the Danube River, so on its tributaries and its distributaries (Bondar et al. 1973; Bondar 1975, 1984; Spataru 1980, 1981).


Wave Height Wind Turbine Transport Difficulty Traveler Wave Motion Solid Particle Motion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Polytechnic University of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Ministry of Transports and InfrastructureBucharestRomania

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