STRUCTURAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

Various factors peculiar to the marine environment, affecting structural design, have been discussed and are summarized. Some general design considerations are illustrated. Primary considerations are those of direct structural loadings such as those imposed by wind, waves, currents, ice, and hydrostatic pressure. Secondary considerations include operational and functional effects, such as the variation of water levels (tides and stormwater levels), secondary effects of currents such as scour and deposition and the possibility of induced vibrations, general deterioration manifested as corrosion of metals, decay of wood, attack by marine organisms, fouling, secondary effects of ice, i.e., freezing and thawing, and general deterioration due to the random and cycle nature of the loadings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section, ASCE

    80 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA  USA  02116
  • Authors:
    • Gaythwaite, J W
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Accession Number: 00194848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM