Samona Stone: An Architectural and Functional Concrete Armor Unit

Samona Stone is a new, unique, patented, aesthetic, interlocking concrete armor unit. It is versatile and can be used to protect shorelines, waterways, coastal structures, and hydraulic control structures from erosion by waves and steady currents. This paper discusses historical development, unit geometry, and armor layer characteristics. A Physical model study investigating armor stability, wave runup, and wave transmission is summarized. Design recommendations and potential uses of Samona Stone are discussed.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1013-1022
  • Monograph Title: Coastal Structures 2003

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01004032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407339
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2005 9:40AM