A large-scale laboratory experiment was completed to investigate the performance of a dynamic cobble berm revetment designed to provide sustainable coastal protection under wave attack and a rising water level. The experiment demonstrated the inherent stability of the dynamic revetment, which was observed to be reshaped by every wave but retained its overall shape throughout the experiment with almost no loss of material. By comparing with a sand beach case, it was found that the revetment reduced shoreline retreat during an erosive wave condition and reduced runup excursions, thus eliminating erosion landward of the revetment. Overall the experiment provided significant new understanding of dynamic revetments and demonstrated the potential for dynamic revetments to provide
low cost, robust coastal protection.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the HYDRALAB+ Joint User Meeting, Bucharest, Romania, 22 - 23 May 2019
|P. -Y Henry, M. Klein Breteler
|Number of pages
|Published - 23 May 2019