Advancing Design Standards for Arctic Maritime Infrastructure

June 6, 2013 • Filed under: News — AUTC News

The latest edition of TR News (No. 285), a national publication of the Transportation Research Board, features a full-length article by INE researcher Andrew Metzger. In it, he outlines his work partnering with the Alaska and Washington State marine highway systems on innovative research that is improving design standards for state engineers.

Titled “Partnering to Fill the Research Needs of an Underrepresented Highway System—Alaska and Washington State Advance Design of Ferry Berthing Structures,” Metzger’s article explains the challenges, solutions, and benefits that came from this work. The project studied the vessel forces that impact these structures to develop probability-based design criteria. The results have advanced internal design standards for ferry terminal and marine berthing structures. To read the article, click here (article on p. 41).

Andrew Metzger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UAF. In addition to managing multiple research projects for INE and AUTC, he is a nationally recognized expert in arctic maritime infrastructure, and is leading the new Marine North research program at INE.

Note: TR News is a publication of the National Academies of Sciences, Transportation Research Board. The article is copyrighted to NAS, and is linked with permission here.