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Navigation Protection Piles

Navigation Protection Piles

Navigation Protection Piles

Hi Im designing some navigation piles (free ended single laterally loaded piles) to protect a water inlet structure for a water treatment works.  The inlet is constructed on the River Walton (UK). I need to know the magnitude of force that the navigation piles will be subject from a stray boat or maybe floating debris, logs etc. I have no marine knowledge as I am a geotechnical engineer. Any advice would be most appreciated.

RE: Navigation Protection Piles

you are designing a dolphin and should be given the ship size and speed that should be taken into account. If the Owner doesn't know refer to local waterways authorities.

RE: Navigation Protection Piles

Hi Ive got the ship size and speed.  100 tonnes at 2.5 meters/second. However Im not quite sure to convert that into kN.  Any ideas please.

RE: Navigation Protection Piles

Check my responses in the geotech forum.  -- BOTH of 'em. Trust me, you don't want to stop after the first.


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