Accession Number : ADA328538

Title :   CORE-LOC (trade name) Concrete Armor Units: Technical Guidelines

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

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

PDF Url : ADA328538

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This report provides technical guidelines for a new type of concrete armor unit called CORE-LOC(TM) (hereafter referred to as core-loc), which was developed and patented worldwide by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. Information is provided on core-loc geometry, stable weight estimation, armor layer thickness, and armor layer packing density. The use of core-loc as a repair unit for dolos armoring is discussed. Fabrication guidelines are provided, including a discussion of American standards for concrete, cement, and aggregates. Recommended standard core-loc sizes are discussed and tables are provided that suggest standardized core-loc sizes with their associated geometric relationships, hydraulic stability capacity, and structural requirements.

Descriptors :   *ARMOR, *CONCRETE, *COASTAL ENGINEERING, OCEAN WAVES, CEMENTS, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, PACKING DENSITY, CIVIL ENGINEERING, HYDRODYNAMICS, BREAKWATERS, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE