A Breasting Dolphin for Berthing Supertankers

by J.M. Weis,
V. Blancato,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 3, Pg. 183-196

Document Type: Journal Paper


Design of flexible dolphin type structure, using high tensile steel cylinders, for berthing 100,000 ton supertankers in deep-water locations; application of gravity type fender system; energy absorption qualities of both dolphin and fender system; design criteria for various site conditions; energy calculations; prefabrication of frame and fender units reduces construction costs; system permits simultaneous berthing of vessels.

Subject Headings: Fenders | Offshore structures | Sustainable development | Steel structures | Tensile structures | Steel construction | Steel frames | Construction sites

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