Prestressed Concrete Fender Piles


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Title: Prestressed Concrete Fender Piles

Author(s): Manfred H. Zinserling, Joseph R. Schlechten, and Robert W. Julian

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 9

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 32-36

Keywords: concrete piles; energy absorption; fender systems; tests; high-strength concretes; piers; precast concrete; prestressed concrete; Construction

Date: 5/1/1987

Prestressed concrete fender pile research sponsored by the U.S. Navy has resulted in a new class of prestressed elements capable of high energy absorption for use in a wide range of pier-fendering applications. Analysis and testing results indicate that such piles are a promising fendering alternative to timber and steel, suitable for both retrofit and new construction.