Cable-tied Concrete Block Erosion Protection

by J. A. McCorquodale, Univ of Windsor, Windsor, Canada,
A. Moawad, Univ of Windsor, Windsor, Canada,
A. C. McCorquodale, Univ of Windsor, Windsor, Canada,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: An articulated concrete erosion protection system is investigated as a possible revetment for bridge piers to be used in place of the traditional rip-rap revetment. The system consists of concrete blocks in the shape of truncated pyramids interconnected by stainless steel cable. Hydraulic model studies are used to develop guidelines for dimensions of the revetment.

Subject Headings: Cables | Revetments | Concrete blocks | Hydraulic models | Erosion | Piers | Model analysis

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