Structural evaluation of engineered wood composites for naval waterfront facilities

William F. Cofer, David I. McLean, Michael P. Wolcott

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Abstract

In this paper, part of an ongoing comprehensive research effort to develop wood-plastic composite lumber for use as an alternative to preservative-treated wood in fender systems is described. The overall objectives were to evaluate material and structural demands on members composed of the new material, to establish appropriate design criteria, and to verify component performance. Procedures for structural modeling, for component testing, and the resulting formulation of design equations are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPorts 2001
Subtitle of host publicationAmerica's Ports - Gateways to the Global Economy - Proceedings of the Ports 2001 Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventPorts 2001: America's Ports - Gateways to the Global Economy - Norfolk, VA, United States
Duration: Apr 29 2001May 2 2001

Publication series

NamePorts 2001: America's Ports - Gateways to the Global Economy - Proceedings of the Ports 2001 Conference
Volume108

Other

OtherPorts 2001: America's Ports - Gateways to the Global Economy
CountryUnited States
CityNorfolk, VA
Period4/29/015/2/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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    Cofer, W. F., McLean, D. I., & Wolcott, M. P. (2004). Structural evaluation of engineered wood composites for naval waterfront facilities. In Ports 2001: America's Ports - Gateways to the Global Economy - Proceedings of the Ports 2001 Conference (Ports 2001: America's Ports - Gateways to the Global Economy - Proceedings of the Ports 2001 Conference; Vol. 108). https://doi.org/10.1061/40555(2001)87