0
  • DE
  • EN
  • FR
  • International Database and Gallery of Structures

Advertisement

Ship collision with bridges

The Interaction Between Vessel Traffic and Bridge Structures

 Ship collision with bridges
Author(s):
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), Zurich, Switzerland, 1993, pp. 131, (No. 4)
ISBN-13: 978-3-85748-079-9 ISBN-10: 3-85748-079-3 DOI: 10.2749/sed004
Price: € 49.00 incl. VAT for PDF document  
ADD TO CART
Download preview file (PDF) 2.09 MB

Any struoture in navigable waters constitutes a hazard to shipping and is itself vulnerable to damage or destruction in the event of vessel collision. Worldwide vessel traffic and the average size ...
Read more

Bibliographic Details

Author(s):
Medium: book
Language(s): English
ISBN-10: 3-85748-079-3
ISBN-13: 978-3-85748-079-9
Publisher: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
Published in: Zurich, Switzerland
Page(s): 131 Total no. of pages: 144
Page(s): 131
Total no. of pages: 144
Year: 1993
DOI: 10.2749/sed004
Series: (No. 4)
Cover: soft-cover (paper binding)
Notes:

Any struoture in navigable waters constitutes a hazard to shipping and is itself vulnerable to damage or destruction in the event of vessel collision. Worldwide vessel traffic and the average size of vessels continue to lncrease. At the same time, ever more bridges crossing navigable waterways are being planned and constructed, sometimes with inadequate navigation clearance and/or lnadequate protection.

The objective of this publication is to provide information and guidelinesfor engineers charged with the planning and design of new bridges, navlgation channels, and prevention and protection measures. Lt offers advice on up­grading and retrofrtting existing bridges and navigation channels. And lt provides the means to evaluate the safety of bridges, vessels, persons and the environment.

After reviewing some basics o! navigatlon and vessel traffic, and consider­ing risk acceptance and collision risk, the publication examines vessel impact forces on bridges and proposes appropriate bridge design criteria. Prevention measures, such as regulations and management systems. And protectlon measures and systems are also described. Major international research projects have provided the analytical basis for the publication, including the development of vessel collision guide specifi­c-atrons for the Federal Highway Administration in the USA and the vessel colllsion design crrteria developed for the Great Bell Crossing in Oenmark.

Prepared by Ole Damgaard LARSEN, Chairman of the IABSE Working Group "Ship Collision with Bridges'', lhis 132 page publlcation is a must for any engineer dealing with structures in navigable waters.

Keywords:
ship collision
Purchase from:
Copyright: © International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
License:

This creative work is copyrighted material and may not be used without explicit approval by the author and/or copyright owner.