Accession Number : ADA121865
Title : Conceptual Design of Navy Floating Pier.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 81-Jun 82.
Corporate Author : LIN (T Y) INTERNATIONAL SAN FRANCISCO CA
Report Date : Sep 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 215
Abstract : An innovative concept for a floating pier to serve Navy surface combatants has been developed. The prestressed concrete pier is 1,200 feet long and 75 feet wide and offers a number of advantages over conventional pile supported piers. These advantages include: A constant deck elevation with respect to berthed ships which results in decreased need to tend utility and mooring lines. A full interior deck which doubles the available length of ship-to-pier interface. A clear top deck with all utility lines located under the deck and accessible from the lower interior deck. A modern cell-type fender system. In addition, the floating pier has significant merit when used to replace an existing deteriorated pier. The floating pier can be constructed in modules offsite while the old pier is demolished, the modules then floated into position, and the construction completed at the original pier site. Using the floating pier approach, the Navy would have an operational pier at least 12 months sooner than would be the case with a fixed pier. The initial cost for a floating pier has been estimated to be about 14% higher than that for a comparable pile supported pier.
Descriptors : *PIERS , NAVAL VESSELS , COST ANALYSIS , LOADS(FORCES) , STRUCTURES , CONSTRUCTION , NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES , ANCHORS(STRUCTURAL) , FLOATING BODIES
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE