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)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Coastal Engineering Research Center

    Vicksburg, MI  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Ray, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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