Accession Number : ADA295514

Title :   CORE-LOC (Trademark) Concrete Armor Units,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Melby, Jeffrey A. ; Turk, George F.

PDF Url : ADA295514

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This issue discusses concrete armor units that are increasingly being used to protect coastal structures for several reasons. More structures are being built in harsh wave environments where stone armor is simply not effective. This movement toward previously underdeveloped high wave energy areas is, at least partially, due to increased confidence in rubble-mound structure designs. And this confidence is due to decades of experience and the resulting increased knowledge of structure design and construction. Improvement in local incident wave energy measurement and prediction also has helped. Finally, concrete armor performance is becoming more predictable as we learn in detail how armor layers respond both hydraulically and structurally. The above developments have led to more efficient concrete armor shapes and better performance. Abstract of topics from previous CERC publications are included. Topics include coastal engineering, dredging, shore protection, sediment transport, soil stabilization, and wind waves. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ARMOR, *OCEAN WAVES, *CONCRETE, *COASTAL ENGINEERING, THICKNESS, STABILITY, COASTAL REGIONS, HYDRODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, STRESS ANALYSIS, LAYERS, TENSILE STRESS, SHAPE, STRUCTURES, ABSTRACTS, ROCK, SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, DREDGED MATERIALS, DREDGING, SOIL STABILIZATION, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE, HARDENED STRUCTURES, SHORE PROTECTION.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Safety Engineering
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE