Report and Recommendations on Underwater Damage Assessment Pier Lima Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA JASON PROGRAM OFFICE
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Structural assessment and repairability of the steel H piles supporting Pier Lima, Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are presented. Field data gathering techniques included visual inspection and measurement, still photography, and underwater television. Areas of inspection included existing pile jackets, detailed underwater inspections of piles, pile-pile cap connections, and the existing fender system. Analysis was conducted using field data and government-furnished information. Scope of work was limited to assessment of piles on singular basis, with pier system comments and conclusions included in general terms. The pier was found to have only approximately half of its original capacity. Re-jacketing most of the piles with concrete jackets, re-securing pile-pile cap connections, and installation of a new fender system and batter piles is recommended as a cost effective repair to bring the pier to approximately 90 percent of its original capacity.
- Civil Engineering
- Marine Engineering