Timber in Marine Structures

by James R. Ayers,
Ralph C. Stokes,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 2, Pg. 33-46

Document Type: Journal Paper


Navy experience indicates that timber has a place as a competitive construction material in waterfront and harbor structures. The list of applications includes piers, quay walls, piling, fender systems, sea walls, anchorages, groins, marinas, heavy waterfront substructures, and marine terminals. The use of pressure-injected preservatives, notably creosote coal tar solutions, is the principal defense against decay and marine borers. Other chemicals and protective materials can be used to avoid destruction by fire and abrasion. Inherent physical strength properties and adaptability to structural framing, coupled with the application of new ideas, promise to maintain the competitive position of timber among construction materials used in the marine environment.

Subject Headings: Construction materials | Sea walls | Strength of materials | Wood | Wood structures | Waterfront structures | Harbor facilities | Piers

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