Revetments

In order to prevent excessive coastal erosion engineers often create revetments, structures designed to absorb the energy of the incoming waves before they strike the coast. It seems to be the law that the pieces used to create these structures must have strange names.

Accropodes

A-Jacks

Akmons

Dolosse

Tetrapods

Xblocs

And there are many others found at the Coastal Defence Object Institute blog that I couldn’t find names for:

3 thoughts on “Revetments

  1. Nice collection – i’ve been struggling to find the names of these various designs for a while, thanks for putting this list together!

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