WAVE-INDUCED UPLIFT CHARACTERISTICS ON CONCRETE BLOCK SLOPE REVETMENTS

Uwe Sparboom, Wolf Debus

Abstract


The paper deals with full-scale wave attack on concrete block slope revetments. The tests were carried out in the research facility LARGE WAVE CHANNEL, Germany. The blocks were placed on a filter layer (granular and/or geotextile) preventing the failure of the sandy sub-soil. Stability results are reported. Pressure measurements at special testblocks were used to investigate uplift characteristics of the blocks. Furthermore, the measurements were applied for verifying analytical design procedures.

Keywords


revetment; concrete block; concrete slope; uplift

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9753/icce.v23.%25p