STABILITY OF ROCK ON BEACHES

Gerrit J. Schiereck, Henri L. Fontijn, Wout V. Grote, Paul G.J. Sistermans

Abstract


Stability relations for rock on a mild slope are derived and compared with experimental results. It appears that for non-breaking waves the stability on a mild slope can be described with existing relations for stability on a horizontal bottom in oscillatory flow. For breaking waves, no existing relation can be used and a provisional empirical design rule was established. The results can be applied in designing outfall protections.

Keywords


rock beach; beach stability; rock stability

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9753/icce.v24.%25p