Now in its fourth edition, Port Designer’s Handbook is the definitive guide to the layout, design and construction of harbours and port structures. Fully in line with the latest PIANC recommendations, this book covers all aspects of port planning and design from the impact of natural conditions on harbours, to health and safety, and the maintenance and repair of port structures as well as channel and harbour basins. Particular attention is given to the impact from ships, including berthing requirements, ship dimension tables and container terminals.
This fully revised edition has also seen the material updated to provide coverage of
new design and construction methods of the quay structures
- floating berth structures for large vessels
- detailed evaluation of the necessary mooring system
- evaluation of the bollard system and layout
- new design and evaluation of the fender system according to the new PIANC recommendation
- concrete in port structures
- and much more.
With an intuitive layout where the reader can easily find information on practical construction methods, Carl A. Thoresen’s guide is an essential purchase for all practicing port and harbour engineers, designers and contractors, as well as students new to this continually developing area.[by back cover]
Channel and harbour basins
Impact from ships
Types of berth structures
Sheet pile wall structures
Open berth structures