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Protection Technology and Applications of Gabion

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A gabion is a box-shaped container filled with soil or rock which can be used to prevent soil erosion and keep slope stable. New material and modern manufacturing technology revitalize gabion type structure which has a long history. The use of gabion type system is nowadays a common practice which enables engineers to provide effective protections to a wide range of structures. An overview of some applications of the gabion type system is presented in this paper, as well as several engineering examples, in order to highlight the main advantages of this system, together with their functional characteristics.

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  • gabion
  • mattress
  • flexibility
  • eco-friendly structure

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Yang, GL., Liu, ZZ., Xu, GL., Huang, XJ. (2010). Protection Technology and Applications of Gabion. In: Chen, Y., Zhan, L., Tang, X. (eds) Advances in Environmental Geotechnics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04460-1_120

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