Container Wharves Supported on All Vertical Piles Embedded in Rock-Fill Dikes

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by Gerald M. Diaz, Harding Lawson Associates, Tustin, CA, USA,
John F. Warwar, Harding Lawson Associates, Tustin, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86:

Abstract: In recent years, several container wharves have been planned and/or constructed which feature the construction of the wharf over a sloping rock-fill dike. The wharves utilize all vertical piles embedded in the dike slope to provide both vertical and lateral support. Three such wharves have been constructed in the Port of Los Angeles, California, and one in the Port of Oakland, California. Though similar in structural design, there are differences in configuration and construction procedures. This paper describes the differences and the performance of the wharves during and after construction.

Subject Headings: Container shipping | Construction management | Levees and dikes | Piles | Ports and harbors | Slopes | Docks | Structural design | North America | California | United States | Los Angeles

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