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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsoring Military Activity: Naval Facilties Engineering Command, Washington, D.C. (Project No. Y-F015-20-01-022).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Port Hueneme, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Davis, D A
  • Publication Date: 1968-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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