Print Email Facebook Twitter Stability of block mats under flow conditions Title Stability of block mats under flow conditions Author Smyrnis, A. Contributor Verhagen, H.J. (mentor) Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences Department Hydraulic Engineering Date 2017-01-25 Abstract Block mattresses or block mats are, nowadays, very commonly applied as protection in a large range of applications either against flow or wave loads. Specifically, this large range of applications contains offshore pipeline protection and stabilization, erosion and scour protection, protection of embankments and river banks (slope protection). The reason why block mattresses are increasingly used in many applications as protection system is due to the following advantages compared to discrete-unit armour systems such as quarry stone or individually-placed blocks which are the enhanced stability that block mats have because of the virtue of connection between adjacent blocks and their properties of being able to be laid quickly and efficiently even under water. Subject Block matsBlock mattressesstabilitynon-uniform flowturbulence To reference this document use: uuid:261dc0b9-dc53-4234-b66d-f32b7adf1d1d Embargo date 2018-01-25 Related item http://dx.doi.org/10.4121/uuid:4a758a4d-c8bb-491c-9c6a-38618f90e35c Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2017 Smyrnis, A.