Review of the Structural Integrity of the Army Floating Modular Causeway Pier
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND PORT HUENEME CA PORT HUENEME United States
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The structural integrity of the U. S. Armys floating modular causeway pier was evaluated. Specific areas of concern included the adequacy of the Anchor Mooring System, the flexor and shear connector interfaces, and a proposed 120-ft long by 88-ft wide pierhead. Findings from this study indicate that the Anchor Mooring System is adequate for the proposed pier configurations, the 120-ft long pierhead is inadequate in seas greater than sea state 3, and limitations should be placed on berthing Army watercraft during certain longshore currents and at minimum water depths.
- Marine Engineering