Tirindelli M.,Coast and Harbor Engineering Inc. |
Shepsis V.,Coast and Harbor Engineering Inc. |
Fu J.,01 Capitol Access Road
Ports 2010: Building on the Past, Respecting the Future - Proceedings of the 12th Triannual International Conference | Year: 2010
Damages occurred to overwater structures such as coastal bridges, LNG terminals and cruise ship terminals during recent hurricanes (Ivan, Wilma, Katrina and others) have required re-evaluation of engineering design criteria and methodologies for the evaluation of wave-induced forces (see Tirindelli et al., 2009; Tirindelli et al., 2007). This paper describes recent work conducted by Coast and Harbor Engineering, Inc. (CHE) with the use of the most up-to-date methods for hurricane wave forces design on overwater structures, including numerical models, semi-analytical methods and engineering formulae. The projects include design and reconstruction of Cozumel ship cruise terminal, Mexico; design of Caminada Bridge, Louisiana; design of Chef Menteur Bridge, Louisiana. This paper also presents a comparison analysis of wave loads on Chef Menteur Bridge produced by different versions of AASHTO Guide Specifications. © 2010 ASCE.