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DOCK FENDERS FOR THE FUTURE. AN ABSORBING PROBLEM

Considerations of absorbing problems of dock fender units related to new generation of super tankers. With large tankers berthing would require the absorption of 800 ft ton of energy and wind loads are as high as up to 700 ton, imposing far greater loads on the fender than those applied during docking. One solution uses standard earthmover tires; description of the new fender unit that uses elastic and plastic deformation to absorb the load. In this case, pneumatic tires are fitted on a vertical axle between torque arms, carried by a torque tube; all these fender installations recently developed use natural rubber as absorbing medium.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Natural Rubber Producers Research Association

    56 Tewin Road
    Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1969

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Docking; Supertankers
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00005565
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1970 12:00AM