COMBINATION TECHNOLOGY OF GEOTEXTILE TUBE AND ARTIFICIAL BEACHROCK FOR COASTAL PROTECTION
Keywords:Artificial beach rock, Geotextiletube technology, Coastal erosion, Sand cementation, Sustainable, Eco-friendly
In recent years, traditional forms of river and coastal structures have become very expensive to build and maintain, because of the shortage of natural rock. Therefore, the materials used in hydraulic and coastal structures are changing from traditional rubble and concrete systems to cheaper, sustainable, and eco-friendly materials and systems such as artificial rock, gabion, slags, geosynthetics, and so on. Moreover, shorelines are being continually eroded by the wave action of the sea, and the river and coastal structures are frequently damaged by both anthropogenic and natural causes such as over wash and storm. How to deal with eroding coastal problems is a main topic of this article.Recently, artificial beachrock and geotextile tube technology has changed from being an alternative construction technique and, in fact, has advanced to become the prime solution of choice. Therefore, the objectives of the present study isto find out the feasibility to protect coastal erosion in Asiaalong with using artificial beachrock and geotextile tube technology in a cheaper, sustainable and eco-friendly way.