DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF PIERS SUBJECT TO BERTHING FORCES.

C. W. Wong, J. M. Ko, Kee Hung Lai

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Abstract

The effects on the berthing force due to: the masses of pier and ship; the stiffness of pier and fendering system; and the velocity of the ship berthing have all been investigated. A simplified mathematical model has also been developed to predict the berthing force. Three different mathematical models have been used to represent the pier deck and are employed in the dynamic analysis to obtain the dynamic behavior of piers subjected to ship berthing. The parametric study shows the influence of the rigidities of the pier deck on the dynamic behavior of the pier. A suggestion for the practical dynamic design of pier has been given. Field observation of piers subjected to ship berthing and ambient vibrations has been carried out, and results are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-31
Number of pages9
JournalHong Kong Engineer
Volume14
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1986

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  • Engineering(all)

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