AbstractAlong a long project coastline, the optimal selection of an open pier site is based on the criterion of minimum wave agitation under prevailing wave conditions. Where multiple sites are being considered, it becomes imperative to carry out a ratings approach where the possible sites are assessed based on a ratings scale with objective weighting coefficients. This paper discusses a methodology applied to a multiple pier site feasibility study of a proposed cargo pier along a relatively sheltered coastline in the Philippines. In order to select the optimal site based on both technical and operational considerations, a multi-criteria ratings approach was applied.
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