Berth and Terminal Structures Design

This chapter’s scope is twofold. First, it is intended to provide guidance to engineers who do not have extensive experience in the design of berth and terminal structures. Second, it is intended to provide the port administrator and operator, who may not be familiar with design aspects of harbor structures, with a background for assessing the range of available technical solutions and for understanding the rationale in the design process. Such a background will improve the ability to evaluate the work of the technical department or his consulting engineer. The planning and design process for a berth or terminal structure should consist of the following six stages: (1) defining needs; (2) translating needs into requirements; (3) determining alternative locations and developing general layouts; (4) executing site investigation; (5) selecting location and general layout; and (6) selecting the type of structures and design. The chapter deals with selecting the type of structures and design, but there is a strong inter-dependence between this and the previous planning and design stages.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Ernst, Torben
    • Runge-Schmidt, Leif
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Second
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 333-375
  • Monograph Title: Planning and Design of Ports and Marine Terminals

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  • Accession Number: 01054195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0727732242
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2007 4:04PM