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Rubber Tires as Marine Fenders?

Rubber Tires as Marine Fenders?

Rubber Tires as Marine Fenders?

Can anyone tell me where I can find rated energy absorption values, reaction values and deflection values for a simple rubber tire (in vertical orientation & no inner tube) used a marine fender?

I have seen several industrial docks for large cargo barges where large diameter rubber tires (in vertical orientation) are hung via cables along the face of a breasting dolphin or wharf seawall. They evidently have been successful in preventing damage to the barge and dock, but I haven’t seen any calculations or vendor data to support this.

I wish to perform some calculations to rationalize the history of success with such fenders. Any suggestions where I can find such data? Any rubber tire vendor or old engineering textbook out there that addresses this? Thanks.

RE: Rubber Tires as Marine Fenders?

Damn it, I already answered your other duplicate message.
Please don't do that.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Rubber Tires as Marine Fenders?

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