Tetrapods and Other Precast Blocks for Breakwaters

by P. Danel,
E. Chapus,
R. Dhaille,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 3, Pg. 1-14

Document Type: Journal Paper


Use of tetrapods, stabits, tribars, and triangular hollow blocks; hydraulic aspects of shape and size of blocks; aspects of mechanical strength, useful life, and manufacture; results of drop tests with 15 ton tetrapod on to rock in varying depth of water, made with various concrete mixes with and without reinforcement; dropping device; behavior of blocks in structures.

Subject Headings: Breakwaters | Reinforced concrete | Hydraulic structures | Structural strength | Strength of materials | Lifeline systems | Rock mechanics | Water management

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