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


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 | Materials engineering | Armor units | Shoreline | Coastal processes | Structural behavior | Waterways

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