High load capacity for localized loads such as cranes or uniform loads from freight can be easily supported. Uniform loads of 10,000 pounds per square foot and concentrated loads of 6,000 tons have been accommodated.
The OPEN CELL system is scour insensitive because it derives its strength horizontally from its vertical tailwall and not through passive toe resistance.
The OPEN CELL system has effectively proven itself against the ice prevalent throughout Artic and subarctic regions.
The increasing draft of vessels throughout the world has required increased dredge depths. Vertical faces of over 95 feet have been constructed while still maintaining the highest load capacities.
A minimal required toe embedment of 10 feet below potential scour depth is a common design tip elevation. This is significantly less than other structure types.
OPEN CELL structures accommodate soft clay and silts, allowing high capacities while still maintaining local and global stability.
OPEN CELL structures have survived hundreds of seismic events throughout the Pacific Rim. Not only have they survived, but they have remained in service with no damage noted.
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