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Title: Evaluation and repair of war-damaged port facilities. Report 2, Port vulnerability, pier and wharf repair and storage area repair
Authors: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Smith, Carroll J.
Cooksey, David L.
Warren, Frances M.
O'Neil, Edward F.
Keywords: Military operations
Port vulnerability
Harbor vulnerability
Storage areas
War-damaged port repairs
Coast defenses
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-88-16 rept. 2.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The difference between victory and defeat during military confrontations depends significantly on a nation's ability to establish and maintain military supply lines between the home front and the theater of operations. One such supply line is the transfer of cargo from ships, across waterfront facilities, and inland. Since large quantities of cargo are delivered by sea, it is imperative that military supplies be moved through ports and into the theater. Port facilities are potential targets for hostile forces. Ports can be expected to be attacked to render the facilities inoperative or to deny access to the facilities. Port repairs should be conducted as quickly as possible to restore war-damaged areas for the transfer of military supplies from support ships to shore facilities and inland. The studies reported herein present information and repair concepts for piers, wharves, storage areas, and hardstands that will ensure continuing port operations during emergencies caused by military conflicts. A port vulnerability analysis was conducted on a selected commercial and military port, and predictions were made to port facilities on damage resulting from an aerial general purpose bomb threat. Cast-in-place concrete, prefabricated concrete, and military bridging are identified and discussed as possible repairs for war-damaged piers and wharves. The span capability of aluminum extrusi ons was traffic tested and evaluated as reported her ein. The extrusion repair concept has the potential for repairing bomb-damaged pier and wharf decking . All air field damage repairs were cataloged and analyzed, and applicable techniques and materials are presented as repairs to bomb-damaged storage areas and other facility pavements at ports. Note: This file is very large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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