The Marine Environment and its Effects on Port Design and Construction

  • Gregory P. Tsinker


The primary purpose of this chapter is to provide a general background on the principal marine environmental factors such as wind, currents, waves, and ice, and their potential effects on structures constructed in a sea, estuary, lagoon, or an inland waterway. The information given in this chapter has been drawn from the literature with the particular aim to provide the reader with an overview on the design and construction of harbor- (port-) related marine structures. References to these works are provided for the reader interested in additional information.


Wave Height Marine Structure Gust Factor Dock Structure Port Design 
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