Sorensen, Robert M. Department of Civil Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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A facing or veneer of stone, concrete, or other materials constructed on a sloping embankment, dike, or beach face to protect it against erosion caused by waves or currents. The revetment may be a rigid cast-in-place concrete structure but more commonly it is a flexible structure constructed of stone riprap or interlocking concrete blocks. It is sometimes an articulated block structure where the armor blocks are set in a form known as a flexible carpet; that is, the blocks interlock for stability, but the interlocking makes them flexible enough to respond to settlement of the underlying soil. A flexible revetment provides protection from exterior hydraulic forces, and it also can tolerate some settlement or consolidation of the underlying soil.
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