Accession Number : ADA162559


Title :   Survey of Experience Using Reinforced Concrete in Floating Marine Structures.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 79-Mar 83,


Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX


Personal Author(s) : Burnside,O H ; Pomerening,D J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a162559.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 258


Abstract : This report traces the application of concrete in floating marine structures from its first use in the 1800's to the present day. The various applications were discussed with respect to design, construction, materials, and service experience. This report also reviews recent and current research programs, both in the United States and abroad, which address the use of concrete in fixed and floating marine structures. From the knowledge of applications and research activities, certain technology areas are identified as requiring additional research if advances are to be made in the use of concrete for floating marine structures. A plan is outlined for developing these identified needs into future Ship Structure Committee programs. Keywords: Ferrocement; Floating concrete structures; Ships; Barges; and Offshore platforms


Descriptors :   *REINFORCED CONCRETE , SHIPS , UNITED STATES , PLATFORMS , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , MARINE ENGINEERING , BARGES , OFFSHORE , FLOATING BODIES , FERROCEMENT


Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE