From MarineBiotech Infopages
Definition of Revetment:
A revetment is a facing of stone, concrete units or slabs, etc., built to protect a scarp, the foot of a cliff or a dune, a dike or a seawall against erosion by wave action, storm surge and currents.
This is the common definition for Revetment, other definitions can be discussed in the article
This definition is very similar to the definition of a seawall, however a revetment does not protect against flooding. Furthermore, a revetment is often a supplement to other types of protection such as seawalls and dikes.
- Revetments: article on different types of revetments, characteristics and application in practice.
- Seawalls and revetments: article on the effectiveness of seawalls and revetments to solve coastal engineering problems.
- Light revetments built-in into artificial dunes: Experiences from Polen with the application of light revetments built-in into artificial dunes to complement soft shoreline protection solutions.
- Stability of rubble mound breakwaters and shore revetments
Mangor, K., Drønen, N. K., Kaergaard, K.H. and Kristensen, N.E. 2017. Shoreline management guidelines. DHI https://www.dhigroup.com/marine-water/ebook-shoreline-management-guidelines.