The Dock and Harbour Engineer's Reference Book; Being a Compilation of Notes on Various Matters Connected with Maritime Engineering, and Ports and Harbours

The Dock and Harbour Engineer's Reference Book; Being a Compilation of Notes on Various Matters Connected with Maritime Engineering, and Ports and Harbours

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...built inside water-tight timber caissons with removable sides, sunk on to the top of the foundation piles, which were cut off at a level of 22J feet below coping. Inclusive of filling in the ground at the back to a distance of 200 feet from the face, the wall cost 36 6s. per lineal foot. The quay is designed to support a load of 5 tons per square yard. The facing is of brickwork backed in the upper part by rubble masonry, and in the lower by concrete. Tie rods connect the wall with anchorage blocks at the rear. Vernon Harcourt on " Paris Navigation Congress," Min. Proc. Inst. C.E., vol. GxlY. Dock Walls at Penzance.--The excellent rock forming the bottom Quay Walls--Continued. of the harbour gave a good foundation for the walls, which were only carried up from the rock level. To complete the depth required, the rock (a clay-slate) was cut or sheared away. The section shown was adopted, and proved efficient and convenient. Puddle backing, 2 feet thick, was applied to the inner walls, and effectually keeps the water in the dock. Twigge on " Penzance Harbour and Docks," Min. Proc. Inst. C.E., vol. cxxxix. Dock and Basin Walls at Barry (figs. 82 and 83).--Built of large blocks of mountain limestone, faced with hard red sandstone, squared, but not in courses. Coping of granite, 3J feet wide by 1$ feet thick. BASlN WALL. Fig. 83. Masonry set by steam derrick cranes and steam travelling cranes. Cost of walls from 48 to 52 per lineal yard. Robinson on " Barry Dock," Min. Proc. Inst. C.E., vol. ci. Quay Walls at Genoa.--The type shown in fig. 84 is simply an improvement of the design of the older quay walls along the shore, formed with courses of concrete blocks deposited under water, and its extension to...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537297
  • 9781236537294