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    Evaluation of Wood Piles in Sea Water by Standard Rating System

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    The primary purpose of this paper is to propose a method of inspecting wooden piles, the evaluation of which can provide the harbor engineer with a knowledge of the actual structural value of the facility. The secondary purpose is to propose a national standard rating system for each individual pile that would be applicable to any harbor in the United States. The proposed method, involving the use of a diver in full gear, is more expensive than conventional inspection methods but it is justified from the standpoint of safety and potential savings in avoiding property damage and loss of revenue which might be involved in an inaccurate evaluation.

    Author Information:

    Dockweiler, E. V.
    Rear AdmiralChief Harbor Engineer, V. S. NavyPort of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

    Stover, H. E.
    Assistant Testing Engineer, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D07.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP41205S