Accession Number:

ADA129810

Title:

Construction Materials for Coastal Structures.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.

Corporate Author:

MOFFATT AND NICHOL INC LONG BEACH CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

428.0

Abstract:

This is a comprehensive report describing design properties of materials used in coastal protective structures and some harbor structures. The materials include stone, earth, concretes, asphalts, grouts, structural and sheet metals, wood, and plastics. The principal physical properties of these materials and their importance in the selection of materials for different types of projects are presented. The materials that have proved most effective and durable in coastal structures, such as stone, concrete, steel, and timber, are emphasized by detailed coverage of their properties. Synthetic materials used for geotextiles are described in detail also. The report describes the effects of common forces encountered in the coastal environment on the materials design properties. The effects of material placement, joining, and repair methods and of treatments of prolong design life are also presented. The report discusses in detail the impregnation of wood with preservatives and the cathodic protection and coating of metals. Example projects illustrate the use of the materials in breakwaters, jetties, groins, seawells, bulkheads, revetments, and harbor piers and wharves. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE