THE ECONOMIC VALUE OP A NEW BREAKWATER ARMOUR UNIT 'DOLOS'

E.M. Merrifield, J.A. Zwamborn

Abstract


The Dolos, a new type of armour unit which closely resembles a normal ship's anchor, was developed and tried out under field conditions on the main breakwater of East London harbour. Since these full-scale Dolosse proved very successful, tests were made in a wave channel to compare the stability of Dolosse with other known types of armour blocks. The test results showed that the Dolos is outstandingly stable, and since manufacture and random placing of Dolosse offers no particular difficulties it is concluded that in many cases the use of Dolosse in armour layers may lead to more economical solutions for rubble mound breakwater and shore protection works.

Keywords


breakwater design; dolos; economic value

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