Accession Number:

ADA029726

Title:

Wave Period Effect on the Stability of Riprap,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Test data on the stability of dumped quarry stone riprap to wave attack is presented and analyzed. The tests were conducted in the large two-dimensional wave tank at the Coastal Engineering Research Center CERC at near prototype scale. The test data show riprap stability changes with wave period with the lowest stability occurring at a period that creates a collapsing breaker. Methods to predict riprap stability and wave runup on riprap are developed and discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE