Accession Number:

AD0611408

Title:

ANALYSIS OF A TIMBER PIER AS LOADED DURING A HIGH LEVEL STORM.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

The intent of this report is to add to the meager knowledge of the effects on a pier exposed to storm excited winds, waves, currents, and floating debris. An analysis is made of a timber pier loaded to damage during a high level storm specifically, the Municipal Fishing Pier at Ventnor, N. J., during storm of 5 - 9 March 1962. This analysis includes the response of a typical pier bent to static loading, to dynamic loading induced by collision with floating debris or the storms wind, waves, and currents. It is concluded that significant damage could have resulted from collision with current-driven floating debris a large steel tank but not by the storm environment itself. The high water was below deck level for this storm and important waves broke shoreward of the damaged pier bents. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE