Alternatives to Stone in Breakwater Construction

by R.J. Johnson,
O.F. Weymouth,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 4, Pg. 1-15

Document Type: Journal Paper


Type of construction depends on economic considerations, depth, and salinity of water, severity of storms and availability of materials; difficulty in obtaining armor stone resulted in investigation of concrete castings in form of rectangular blocks, tetrahedrons, and tetrapods; advantages of this type of construction indicate feasibility in breakwater work.

Subject Headings: Construction materials | Rocks | Breakwaters | Construction management | Concrete construction | Salt water | Stormwater management | Economic factors

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