A LABORATORY STUDY OF THE STABILITY OF SAND-FILLED NYLON BAG BREAKWATER STRUCTURES
Report discusses results of full-scale laboratory tests for one emergent and three submerged breakwaters of sand-filled nylon bags on a sand bed which were subjected to severe wave conditions. Tests determined bag properties, effects of wave action on bag placement, and performance of bags and structures for various combinations of structure configuration and wave conditions. Changes in the sand bed at base of structures and wave attenuation by the breakwaters were also investigated. (Author)
Coastal Engineering Research CenterVicksburg, MI USA
- Ray, R
- Publication Date: 1977-3
- Pagination: 78 p.
- TRT Terms: Bags; Beaches; Breakwaters; Damping (Physics); Erosion; Force; Laboratory tests; Loads; Nylon; Ocean waves; Prevention; Sand; Soil stabilization; Stability (Mechanics); Tests; Waves; Weathering
- Uncontrolled Terms: Degradation; Wave forces
- Old TRIS Terms: Beach erosion; Erosion protection; Full scale systems; Low costs; Test and evaluation
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Marine Transportation; Security and Emergencies; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00159053
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CERC-MR-77-4 Misc. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM