Survey of Experience Using Reinforced Concrete in Floating Marine Structures.
Final rept. Nov 79-Mar 83,
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX
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This report traces the application of concrete in floating marine structures from its first use in the 1800s 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
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