USE AND BEHAVIOR OF GABIONS IN COASTAL PROTECTION

Kees d'Angremond, Egbert J.F. van den Berg, Jan H. de Jager

Abstract


To limit erosion during severe storms, it is considered to apply a hard core in a dune, prior to beach nourishment. One of the potential structural alternatives is a gabion protection. The behavior of gabions was studied. It appeared that the rigidity is a factor that cannot be neglected in model investigations. Full scale tests have been carried out to establish the flexibility in prototype. A model material was developed to reproduce the flexibility on model scale.

Keywords


coastal protection; gabion

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