Container Off - Loading and Transfer System (COTS) - Advanced Development Tests of Elevated Causeway System. Volume IV. Fender System and Lighterage Motions.
Technical rept. 1 Jul 74-30 Jun 76,
CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF
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The design, fabrication, and testing of a boat fender, which is compatible with a transportable elevated causeway system for unloading container-bearing lighterage, are described. The pile-restrained, floating fender is comprised of a standard 1x15 string of Navy NL pontoons faced with commercically available foam-filled cushions. Each fender unit has an overall length of 90.0 feet 27.4 m, a breadth of 11.0 feet 3.4 m, and a depth of 5.0 feet 1.5 m. Tests of the fender, made in conjunction with tests of the elevated causeway system, indicate that the fender can absorb the berthing impact from a fully loaded 1610 Class Navy Landing Craft, Utility LCU having a normal impact velocity of 2 knots 1.0 msec. Wave-induced motions of container lighterage at the Phase II site were small and had an inconsequential effect on cargo unloading. Author
- Civil Engineering
- Marine Engineering