Accession Number : ADA334922

Title :   The Coastal Engineering Research Center, Volume CERC-97-4

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

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

PDF Url : ADA334922

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : CORE-LOC was developed at the WES Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) in 1992 and patented in 1995. It is one of the most efficient concrete units for armoring breakwaters and jetties on the market today due to its efficient use of concrete, robust shape, reserve hydraulic stability, and single layer application on the project. Since its inception, many breakwater armor layers have been designed using CORE-LOC and construction on several of those structures is beginning this year. The first CORE-LOC armored structures to be built are protecting Port St. Francis, in St. Francis Bay, South Africa. St. Francis Bay is located on the Indian Ocean side of the southern tip of the African continent.

Descriptors :   *CIVIL ENGINEERING, *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, *WATERFRONT STRUCTURES, COASTAL REGIONS, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, PROTOTYPES, CONCRETE, HYDRAULICS, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, BREAKWATERS, STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE