عنوان مقاله [English]
Rock materials are as natural materials which used in variety of coastal protection structures, especially in rubble mound breakwaters. Engineering properties of rocks, such as durability and resistance to degradation factors of the marine environments, are the important properties which the construction material of marine structures should be have. Rock durability is a function of rock properties and condition of environment in which the rock will be used. Regarding the economical importance of constructed coastal ports and facilities in coast lines of south Iran, it is necessary to evaluate the engineering properties of rocky construction materials in such structures in durability and degradation point of view. In this study, by investigating and sampling the used rock material in 27 constructed rubble mound breakwaters along the 1000km south Iran's coastlines, from Amery Port in western part to Pasabandar Port in 85km east Chabahar, and regarding the observations that collected in field visual investigations and engineering tests of durability examination, the experimental relationship between physical, mechanical and durability parameter of studied rocks have been concluded and consequently criterion to select the suitable rock of three group of rocks Limestone, Igneous rock and Bioclastic sedimentary rock (Lomashell) have been presented individually.