What is Cubipod?
Cubipod is a precast element made of mass concrete used to the protection layer of mound breakwaters and to protect riverbanks. It is a massive element which withstand wave action mainly due to gravity and lateral friction and are placed randomly on the slope in one or two layers.
Thanks to the way it is designed, the hydraulic stability level of Cubipod is extremely high, with coefficients similar to slender and bulky elements. Some of the most outstanding advantages include their more economical production cost and their more resistant structure, plus the fact that the manufacturing, storage and placement processes are much easier. Other advantages include high friction with the underlayer; the armor porosity remains constant throughout the service life of the structure, Cubipod armors have flexible behavior in front waves action and settlements and they have no size or depth limitation