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Title: ELBLOC revetment unit: preliminary guidance
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: ELBLOC revetment unit
Revetment
Water pressure
Erosion
Waves
Currents
Gravity
Issue Date: Dec-1995
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-III-60.
Description: Technical note
Background: A new, patented revetment unit, the ELBLOC (U. S. Patent No. 5,176,466, Revetment Unit and Method for Protecting Shoreline or Waterway), has been developed at the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station’s (WES’s) Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC). The ELBLOC was developed to meet a need for a highly stable revetment unit with a simple, easily moldable design. The revetment unit will protect shoreline or waterway embankments from erosion caused by waves or currents. It is L-shaped, has a low center of gravity for stability, maximizes area covered per unit weight, and is designed to be placed in a fitted, interlocking matrix which has sufficient porosity to allow drainage and prevent excessive water pressure under the units (Figure 1).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/2203
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