Riprap Design in Marine Terminals

by Sandra K. Martin, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Stephen T. Maynord, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92

Abstract: Navigation vessels in otherwise quiescent waterways sometimes generate forces that require stabilization of the bed or banks. Since riprap is an accepted and dependable means to armor the bed and banks, accepted methods for estimating navigation-induced forces and stable riprap design are needed. Existing methods are discussed and current research at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) regarding commercial towboats in confined waterways is presented.

Subject Headings: Riprap | Structural design | Navigation (waterway) | Ports and harbors | Structural stability | Ships

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