EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE WIRE FABRIC MATERIALS FOR ARTICULATED CONCRETE MATTRESSES

This report presents results of a study of the tensile strength and corrosion resistance of alternate fabric materials which could be used in articulated concrete revetment mattresses to prevent erosion along the Mississippi River. Three groups-stainless steels, bimetallies, and organically coated low-carbon steels-were evaluated. After 2 years of exposure in the Mississippi River above New Orleans, all the stainless steels possessed enough strength and corrosion resistance to qualify them as substitute fabric materials. Of the bimetallics tested, Copperweld was acceptable as a fabric material while the galvanized wire was rejected because of inadequate adherence of the zinc to the steel when deformed. All the organic-coated wires passed the tensile requirements although the polyethylene-coated wire failed the field test. Except for the vinyl resin VMCH, all the coatings provide adequate corrosion resistance for carbon steel wire.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820
  • Authors:
    • Cox, E
    • Hahin, C
    • Aleszka, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERL-TR-M-169 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM