Experience with Sand-Tightened Coastal Structures
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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To evaluate the effectiveness of various sand-sealing methods used on permeable coastal structures, as evidenced by site-specific performance and other available information. Rubble-mound coastal structures contain voids between individual armor units. dissipation, These voids result in maximum wave energy sediment. but also may result in the passage of water and The volume of sediment passing through breakwaters, jetties, and groins can be substantial, and result in increased channel shoaling, higher maintenance dredging costs, and significant loss of beach material.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy