Armour layer

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Definition of Armour layer:
Protective layer on a breakwater or seawall, composed of armour units.[1].
This is the common definition for Armour layer, other definitions can be discussed in the article


The article Seabed armoring deals with the formation of a coarse sediment armor layer on the seabed by natural processes.

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Stability of rubble mound breakwaters and shore revetments


  1. CIRIA (1996). Beach management manual. CIRIA Report 153.