Evaluation of Sand-Filled Containers for Beach Erosion Control: an Update of the Technology

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by Lee E. Harris, Florida Inst of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87:

Abstract: The use of large, sand-filled geotextile containers for coastal erosion protection has increased along Florida's ocean shorelines over the past five years. Technological advances in designs and materials have increased the stability and effectiveness of sand-filled container structures, as well as their resistance to puncture. This paper presents these recent developments, and the performance of these structures in abating coastal erosion.

Subject Headings: Erosion | Sand (material) | Beaches | Geosynthetics | Load and resistance factor design | Structural control | Shoreline | Ocean engineering | North America | Florida | United States

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