This paper deals with the design of buoyant ferry ramps which are unique in that their seaward ends are supported by submerged buoyancy tanks, which carry the ramps' self-weights, while the live load reactions are carried by the vessels that use the ramps. The procedure for determining the key dimensions of each ramp is explained and the various design loadings are described. Design of the ramp is considered in three sections--the main box girder; the ship end of the ramp; and the shore end of the ramp, including the supporting structure.

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    Institution of Structural Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Clift, M
    • Meeke, I B
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 77-84
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 58A
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Buoyancy; Ferries; Ramps
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM