Settlement and Scour Characteristics of Artificial Reef according to Reinforced Ground

해저지반 보강에 따른 인공어초의 침하 및 세굴 특성

  • Received : 2016.01.26
  • Accepted : 2016.06.24
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Recently in Korea, a marine ranching project has continued to grow with the increasing needs of sea development. Management techniques, including settlement reduction and scour protection, have been required for constructing and maintaining the artificial reefs of this marine ranching project. The generation of settlement and scour can be influenced by ground characteristics. In this study, various laboratory tests (penetration test, two-dimensional water tank test) were performed to determine the settlement and scour characteristics of artificial reefs under various ground conditions. Three kinds of ground reinforcement were prepared: unreinforced, geogrid, and hybrid bamboo mat. Penetration test results showed that the normalized settlement ratio of ground reinforced with a hybrid bamboo mat was smaller than those of unreinforced ground and geogrid-reinforced ground. Two-dimensional water tank test results showed that the scour characteristics of ground reinforced with a geogrid were more reduced and stable than unreinforced ground. The amount of scour and ground settlement also decreased with increasing reinforced area.


Artificial reef;Scouring;Settlement;Reinforcement


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Grant : BK21플러스

Supported by : 부경대학교