Researchers at Colorado State University assessed the stability of
the blocks by comparing the downward (positive) forces of the block
weight and the pressure of the flowing water to the uplift (negative)
forces. The ArmorWedge system was tested up to and including the
facility discharge capacity of 40 cf/s/ft. This discharge capacity had
associated water velocities of 35 ft/sec and a shear stress of 22 lbs/ft
The practicality of ArmorWedge lies in the cost-effective ease of
installation. This is particularly true for projects where the use of
large machinery is deemed impractical due to confined, hard to reach
jobsites or environmental impact on the surrounding area. ArmorWedge is
typically installed by hand over site-specific filter fabric and
subsequent drainage medium on a well compacted surface.
Benefits of the ArmorWedge System:
- Proven stability - Tested up to and including the facility
discharge of 44 cf/s/ft, with associated water velocities of 35 ft/sec
and shear stress of 22 lbs/ft
- Easy to install - Cost-effective even on confined, hard-to-reach jobsites.
- Installation by hand - Low environmental impact to surrounding areas.