Alternative Title

Paper No. 7.34 L

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-8-1998

Session End Date

3-15-1998

Abstract

Soil erosion from steep banks of Kamorta Island due to rain and strong sea waves caused serious damages to slopes and threatened the safety of Helipad and Naval buildings on the Island. Two types of protective works were adopted in the area to stabilize the slopes and protect them from erosion. The adequacy of design, construction, performance and economy of these protective works are discussed in this paper. It is concluded that reinforced soil walls are more economical, easier in construction and more eco-friendly in remote islands as compared to conventional type of construction.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-8-1998

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1998 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Protection of Kamorta Island from Coastal Erosion − A Case Study

St. Louis, Missouri

Soil erosion from steep banks of Kamorta Island due to rain and strong sea waves caused serious damages to slopes and threatened the safety of Helipad and Naval buildings on the Island. Two types of protective works were adopted in the area to stabilize the slopes and protect them from erosion. The adequacy of design, construction, performance and economy of these protective works are discussed in this paper. It is concluded that reinforced soil walls are more economical, easier in construction and more eco-friendly in remote islands as compared to conventional type of construction.