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Introduction to Design of Exposed Jetties (REPLAY)
Introduction to Design of Exposed Jetties (REPLAY)



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The course will be run virtually for 7.5 hours, including two 30 minute breaks, and is divided into three main parts (Questions and tutorial sessions will support each part.):

1. Outline of example structures, and derivation of wave conditions. Calculation of wave loads to beams and decks
2. Geotechnical investigation and piled foundation design
3. Structural design of concrete decks

As grounding to separate courses covering the detailed application of Eurocodes and British Standards for design, this introductory course devotes most effort to ensuring that attendees have a robust understanding of hydraulic loading to exposed jetties and the geotechnical, structural and layout considerations that formulate the design. Hands-on tutorial examples address simplified calculations of depth-limited wave action and wave crest elevations, then horizontal and vertical wave loads to piled decks using the methods of Cuomo et al (2007). Further examples will illustrate the characterisation of these and other relevant loads into Eurocode compliant design actions and the preliminary design of piled foundations including number, thickness and depth of piles.

The course will be supported by specific notes on coastal hydraulics, wave load prediction, analysis formulae and graphs to assist work on the tutorial examples, and to act as aide memoire for later project work. Attendees are asked to bring a calculator to assist in the tutorial calculations.


The course will be led by three engineers with many years’ experience of research, analysis, design and forensic analysis.
Professor William Allsop was Technical Director for Maritime Structures at HR Wallingford until 2018, since when he has run William Allsop Consulting Ltd. He has 45+ years experience of analysis and testing of seawalls, breakwaters, revetments, piers / jetties and coastal / shoreline structures, engineering works or renewable energy systems. He has supervised hydraulic models in UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Turkey. William Allsop has been responsible for research for breakwaters and coastal structures in collaboration with other UK and European researchers, particularly in VOWS, Big-VOWS, PROVERBS, CLASH and Floodsite. He has served on ICE Maritime Board, PIANC working groups, and has contributed to PIANC, BSI, ISO and ICE working groups, the Rock Manual, Revetment and Exposed Jetties Manuals, and revisions to BS6349.
Dr Michael Rustell is a maritime structural engineer with 10 years’ experience as a research engineer, consultant and lecturer. He earnt his EngD based on research at HR Wallingford, and then worked for AECOM as a Senior Ports and Marine Engineer. Mike currently teaches maritime structural design and structural analysis at Brunel University London and also works as an independent structural engineering consultant on global maritime projects.
Dr Paul Doherty is a geotechnical engineer and foundation design expert with 15 years’ experience working on a wide range of projects including nearshore, coastal and offshore structures. He is one of the founding partners of Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), incorporated in October 2010. Pauls' focus in this course is on soil-structure interaction and developing optimised pile designs while simultaneously managing the ground risk. Paul has worked on several pier and jetty projects, delivering both design and buildability consultancy.


William Allsop


Michael Rustell


Paul Doherty


Attendance certificates are available on request after the completion of the webinar.


The format of this event will be a webinar using "Zoom Webinars".

As this is a replay you will not be able to submit questions throughout the session. However if you have any you can submit these via email and the presenteres will be able to answer them.


The cost of registering for this webinar will be £375+VAT​.

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