Synthetic Material Filters in Coastal Protection

by H.A. Agerschou,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 111-124

Document Type: Journal Paper


Protection of granular beachfill soil, from being washed out, in shore protection, harbor, canal, and river structures, such as revetments, levees, sea walls, groins, and jetties can be easily provided by using filters which allow passing of water but withhold fill material; discussion of use of glass fiber and plastic filters instead of graded material filters; description of existing structures with synthetic filters; proper design of filters.

Subject Headings: Synthetic materials | Filters | Granular soils | Harbor facilities | Sea walls | Construction materials | Granular materials | Soil water

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