Riprap


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riprap

[′rip‚rap]
(civil engineering)
A foundation or revetment in water or on soft ground made of irregularly placed stones or pieces of boulders; used chiefly for river and harbor work, for roadway filling, and on embankments.

Riprap

Irregularly broken and random-sized large pieces of quarry rock used for foundations; a foundation or parapet of stones thrown together without any attempt at regular structural arrangements.

riprap

1. Irregularly broken and random-sized large pieces of quarry rock; individual stones ranging from very large (2 to 3 cu yd, approx. 1.5 to 2.3 cu m) to small (1/2 cu ft, approx. 0.014 cu m); used for foundations and revetments.
2. A foundation or parapet of stones thrown together without any attempt at regular structural arrangement.
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The software facilitates precise calculations of pressure distributions on the surface of the rocks in the riprap installations, while predicting the resulting motion of rocks because of those forces, as well as collisions between the individual rocks.
Crappies are more in the brush, along a rock wall, or inhabiting a lazy current sliding along riprap.
All this makes Riprap sound quite abstract--and beneath its straightforward surface it can be--but as a young poet in the early 1970s I was first attracted to its vitality and its richly precise descriptions of both wilderness and human life.
Impact crushers typically cannot produce larger products such as riprap, unlike a jaw crusher.
I knew they would be panicky so we jogged/ran back up the trail to the dam, then across the riprap of the dam proper.
The berm visibly collects road sand, litter, and other "debris" later removed by the lake association, and the riprap offers the lake's trout and other fish species shaded "nooks and crannies" for foraging.
The work included channel diversions; the construction of dikes, dams and jetties; bridge grade raising; riprap construction; and bridge and culvert modifications.
The group launched a three-year study that aims to plant trees, stabilize stream banks with vegetation and riprap, and build sediment ponds.
Approximately 10 km of shoreline bordering the main channel of Pool 6 have been covered with large rock riprap to protect banks from erosion (Fremling et al.
It can also fully load a barge with riprap in as little as four hours," said William Leibbrant, Clinton Point Plant Manager for Tilcon.
In San Pedro City, 12 families were forced to leave their homes when a portion of a riprap wall that protected their homes against river current collapsed.