oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The use of gabions in hydraulic applications : water engineering

Volume 20, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Using a basket containing manageable small stones, instead of a single heavy, large stone which is difficult to move, is an old concept that has been well known to mankind for a long time. First records of the use of this system go back more than 2 000 years, when the Egyptians used cylindrical willow baskets filled with small stones to protect the banks of the River Nile from erosion.

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