COFFERDAMS


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COFFERDAMS
1010401 COFFERDAMSBen C. Gerwick, Jr., P.E. (dec.)Patrick E. Durnal, P.E., MEng.
INTRODUCTION Cofferdams are temporary enclosures to keep out water and soil so as to permit dewatering and the construction of the permanent facility (structure) in the dry. This chapter confines itself to the structural cofferdams used to permit underwater and underground constructions of bridge piers, intake structures, pump houses, and similar structures. A cofferdam involves the interaction of the structure, soil, and water. The loads imposed include the hydrostatic forces of the water, as well as dy…
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Robert T. Ratay, Ph.D., P.E.: Temporary Structures in Construction, Third Edition. COFFERDAMS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export