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Title: Concept analysis : offshore breakwater-oil storage system
Authors: Peraino, Joseph
Plodowsk, Tomasz
Keywords: Breakwaters
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper;no. 4-75
Abstract: Abstract: This study attempts to arrive at a satisfactory method of providing a prompt and efficient answer to the fast-growing need for deep-draft berthing facilities along the U.S. east coast. The general concept of large hollow precast floating units towed to the site, and sunk into position lends itself particularly to using the hollow interiors as storage space for liquid bulk cargo in large quantities. Since the trend for more economical transportation of petroleum products is by use of large deep-draft carriers, the combination breakwater-oil storage system is a possible solution. Assumptions were made as to probable site conditions, i.e., water depths, sea conditions, bottom conditions, and a preliminary design developed for the units. Various construction procedures were studied and compared from both technical and construction cost aspects. Once all technical advantages and disadvantages. had been considered, the most suitable design was completed, a construction procedure laid out, and a basic budget estimate prepared. With this basic estimate, it was possible, with a series of factors, to adjust this basic cost to other water depths and other locations. Design principles, construction procedures and cost estimates are detailed in the report, including basic assumptions, sample design calculations, and estimate breakdown.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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