Concrete Armor Mats: Large-Scale Wave Tank Tests Wave Stability Tests

by William G. McDougal, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, USA,
Frank Atkinson, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87

Abstract: Concrete mats provide an alternative to the more conventional shoreline stabilization techniques. Material requirements are low, placement techniques are straightforward and they tend to be very stable. Large-scale wave tank test results are presented for the concrete armor mat, Tri-Lock. Results are indicative of general mat-type structure behavior. Hudson's stability coefficient was found to be approximately 50.

Subject Headings: Wave tanks | Water waves | Armor units | Shoreline | Storage tanks | Structural behavior | Concrete

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