ON THE EFFECT OF ARMOUR BLOCK FACING ON THE QUANTITY OF WATTE OVERTOPPING

Naofumi Shiraishi, Atusushi Numata, Taiji Endo

Abstract


Japan, surrounded by sea, is constantly threatened by storm surges and beach erosions, for which protection works are being vigorously undertaken. As a measure for protection, facings of various armour blocks have come to be used for the seawalls and embankments. This is a skillful utilization of characteristic functions of armour blocks to dissipate and absorb wave energy effectively. However, systematic experiments and studies on this subject have been conducted only in very few cases. This paper treats of the effect of the facing of armour blocks on wave overtopping by comparison of the quantity of waves topped over the vertical seawal] with facing and that of without facing. Furthermore, this paper attempts to compare the results of the field observation and the experiments on the quantity of wave overtopping. Based on these data, the authors present a design criterion of the crown height of seawall with armour block facing.

Keywords


armor block facing; wave overtopping; armor block design

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