Table 2.

Flexural stiffness and buoyancy of backreef and forereef models

Model typeBackreef and forereef EI (MN m−2)Backreef FB (N)Forereef FB (N)
Very flexible buoyant0.001±8.50×10−60.029±0.00280.026±0.0066
Flexible buoyant0.003±10.20×10−50.021±0.01070.025±0.0092
Flexible non-buoyant0.003±10.20×10−5−0.077±0.0107−0.073±0.0094
Moderately stiff extra-buoyant0.004±1.70×10−40.117±0.01640.097±0.0164
Stiff buoyant0.007±10.20×10−50.027±0.00440.027±0.0035
Rigid buoyant0.157±1.700.029±0.00640.026±0.0035
  • EI, flexural stiffness; FB, buoyancy.

    Values are means ± s.d. (N=3 models of each type).