Borth Coastal Defense Scheme... Includes Reef

kool-aid's picture
kool-aid started the topic in Monday, 25 Jul 2011 at 6:37pm

Not sure about how this reef will break, the tidal range is massive in Borth. But here is sweet physical modeling video for you reef fanatics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR3XjDfi8xk&feature=player_embedded

beavis's picture
beavis's picture
beavis commented Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 at 12:34am

Nice link :)

I guess they would actually see some pretty solid waves there from time to time so will be interesting to see how it performs! Good to see some progress on the Artificial reef front!

bob_s's picture
bob_s's picture
bob_s commented Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 at 12:06pm

I think that rock may be the answer -sandbags seem too uncertain and unreliable?
the problem of waves tossing rocks around is another matter - their weight is diminished by each rocks volume (M***3) in tonnes.
That is one cu.m of rock underwater weights 1t less than the 2.x t it might be above water.

bob_s

kool-aid's picture
kool-aid's picture
kool-aid commented Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 at 7:14pm