M. Klein Breteler, K.W. Pilarczyk, T. Stoutjesdijk


Within the scope of the research on the stability of open slope revetments, much knowledge has been developed about the stability of placed (pitched) stone revetments under wave load (CUR/TAW 1995) and stability of rock under wave and current load (CUR/CIRIA 1991). Until recently, no or unsatisfactory design tools were available for a number of other (open) types of revetment and for other stability aspects. This is why the design methodology for placed block revetments has recently been extended in applicability by means of a number of desk-studies for other (open) revetments: • interlock systems and block mats; • gabions; • concrete mattresses; • geosystems, such as sandbags and sand sausages; and other stability aspects, such as: flow-load stability, soil-mechanical stability and residual strength. This paper aims at giving a summary of the increased knowledge, especially that concerning the design tools that have been made available. The details behind it can be found in (Pilarczyk et al 1998).


revetment; revetment design

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