Armored Versus Paved Gravel Beds

by Dale I. Bray, (M.ASCE),
Michael Church,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 11, Pg. 1937-1940

Document Type: Journal Paper


The terms armored and paved have both been used to describe the surface layer of gravel-bed river. A review of literature indicates that there does not appear to be any generally accepted criteria for using the terms armored bed or paved bed.

Subject Headings: Gravels | Armor units | Bed materials

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