HYDRAULIC-PNEUMATIC FLOATING FENDER--FINAL EVALUATION
This final report summarizes the results of in-service tests of two experimental hydraulic-pneumatic floating fenders in the Harbors of San Diego, California and Port Heuneme, California. Each fender consisted of a wood-steel-plastic bulkhead 50 ft. long, 1 ft. 8 inches wide and 7 ft. 3 inches high fronted by two air-filled and two water filled rubber bags, and chains with weights to maintain the total assembly in position. Significant conclusions based on this study as reported by the authors include: The experimental hydraulic-pneumatic fenders are an expensive alternate to conventional fender pile systems; although the combined initial and maintenance cost is high, the fender system is considered to be cost-effective in sheltered locations; and the fender should prove useful in upgrading the effectiveness of existing fender systems.
- Sponsoring Military Activity: Naval Facilties Engineering Command, Washington, D.C. (Project No. Y-F015-20-01-022).
Naval Civil Engineering LaboratoryPort Hueneme, CA United States
- Davis, D A
- Publication Date: 1968-5
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash tests; Docking; Fenders; Impact; Pneumatic equipment
- Old TRIS Terms: Berthing impact forces; Pneumatic fenders
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Research; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00051025
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
- Report/Paper Numbers: R-580 Tech Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 20 1974 12:00AM