Concept Development Modular Hybrid Pier (MHP)
Phase 1 Final rept. Oct 1998-Sep 1999
BERGER/ABAM ENGINEERS INC FEDERAL WAY WA
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The purpose of this project was to develop a new class of pier facilities that provide the highest level of operational advantages and maintenance reduction while maintaining capital costs that are comparable to current Navy berthing pier construction. The objective was to take maximum practical advantage of recent advances in the economical use of fiber-reinforced plastic FRP composites in civil engineering structures. It was perceived that this new technology represented an important opportunity for more durable Navy waterfront facilities. This report documents the evaluation of attractive configurations and construction concepts for a new generation of Navy piers, investigation of innovative applications of FRP composite materials, and studies on the use of light-weight concrete in pier construction.
- Civil Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies