CHARACTERISTICS OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES RELEVANT TO OFF-SHORE USES AND CONDITIONS
Structural concrete can offer fail-safe behaviour, high energy absorption, high fatigue strength and high resistance to seawater corrosion. In fact unique security against such corrosion can be provided at some extra cost. Although concrete structures are normally heavier than those of steel, it is claimed that structures of comparable weight can be built in concrete where the function requires it, at an attractive cost. This paper examines these matters covering such facets as the historical background, structural behaviour--fail safe, impact and fatigue; practicalities--automatic testing, assembly of separate elements and corrosion resistance; structural weight and costs.
- 45 Conference Papers presented at IMAS 73, London, 4-8 June 1973, organized by the Institute of Marine Engineers. This paper is available only in a set of 2 papers in Subject Group 7: "Ocean Engineering" at $5.00.
Institute of Marine EngineersMemorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
London EC3R 7JN, England
- HARRIS, A J
- Hansen, F J
- Publication Date: 1973
- TRT Terms: Concrete structures; Concrete tests; Corrosion resistance; Offshore structures
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00048478
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM