Experimental Study on Sandbag Stability and Runup

by Nobuhisa Kobayashi, Univ of Delaware, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Newark, DE, USA,
Brian K. Jacobs, Univ of Delaware, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Newark, DE, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: Sandbag model tests are performed in a wave flume to examine the effects of berm-type slopes on the stability of sandbags and wave runup as compared to uniform slopes. Measurements of wave runup, rundown and sandbag response under regular wave action are made for each test run. The uniform and composite slope test results are analyzed using a modified Saville's method which accounts for the overall effects of the slope configuration on the sandbag stability and wave runup.

Subject Headings: Wave runup | Slope stability | Wave measurement | Model tests | Flumes | Construction materials | Construction engineering | Groins (structure)

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