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|Title:||Diverse applications of floating structures|
|Keywords:||Active control of floating structures|
Emergency rescue command stations
|Source:||Watanabe, E.,Wang, C.M.,Ohyama, T. (2006). Diverse applications of floating structures. Emerging Trends: Keynote Lectures and Symposia - Proceedings of the 10th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC 2010 1 : 129-138. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||This paper presents the applications of floating structures in (a) creating land from the ocean for airports, container ports, cruise terminals, oil storage, power plants, fish farms, recreation facilities, aquatic observatories, residential facilities, marinas and even relay bases for receiving micro waves from outer space, etc, (b) connecting lands separated by rivers, lakes, fjords and channels via floating bridges and tunnels and (c) mitigating the damage caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods or providing emergency rescue command stations for devastated coastal cities, (d) improving sea environment using floating facilities for treatment, confinement and recycling of waste. Many past and recent examples of innovative floating structures constructed for these aforementioned purposes will be presented, and their advantages over other conventional solutions are highlighted. Future floating structure applications are also explored.|
|Source Title:||Emerging Trends: Keynote Lectures and Symposia - Proceedings of the 10th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC 2010|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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