Apparent Wasting Index of Embankments.
PORT AND HARBOUR RESEARCH INST TOKYO (JAPAN)
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An embankment is incessantly exposed to the pressure of external forces and to the weathering forces of nature. The resulting impact is changes to the embankment or seawall, such as surface cracks, soil erosion, etc., that are positive indicators of the wasting away of these structures. An experiment was undertaken to determine the feasibility of using a wasting index showing the degrees of wasting or the extent of breakdowns of embankments of seawalls as a checklist of these deteriorations. This report discusses the relationships between the various wasting indicators that appear on the surface of embankments and seawalls, and the countermeasure proposals on combating embankment and seawall breakdowns. Several proposals on designing and constructing embankments and seawalls are also discussed in this report. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Soil Mechanics
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology