A revetment is a facing of stone, concrete units or slabs, etc., built to protect a scarp, the foot of a cliff or a dune, a dike or a seawall against erosion by wave action, storm surge and currents.
This definition is very similar to the definition of a seawall, however a revetment does not protect against flooding. Furthermore, a revetment is often a supplement to other types of protection such as seawalls and dikes.
- Revetments: article on different types of revetments, characteristics and application in practice.
- Seawalls and revetments: article on the effectiveness of seawalls and revetments to solve coastal engineering problems.
- Light revetments built-in into artificial dunes: Experiences from Polen with the application of light revetments built-in into artificial dunes to complement soft shoreline protection solutions.
- Stability of rubble mound breakwaters and shore revetments
Mangor, K., Drønen, N. K., Kaergaard, K.H. and Kristensen, N.E. 2017. Shoreline management guidelines. DHI https://www.dhigroup.com/marine-water/ebook-shoreline-management-guidelines.