Selected examples are described of marine structures that have been successful as well as those that have failed. Performance criteria for concrete structures are discussed. The importance of structural design and the evaluation of all probable load combinations are noted, and the existence of guides for designs and analyses are noted. Durability enhancing measures, including the importance of impermeability to chloride ions is discussed. The specific projects discussed include the following: North Sea offshore platforms; he Ooosterschelde storm surge barrier in the Netherlands; seawater cooling canal, eastern Saudi Arabia; Ju'Aymah LPG trestle; King Faud Causeway; Rodney Terminal, St. John, New Brunswick; Tarsiut Caisson-Retained Drilling Island, Beaufort Sea; Baltic Sea lighthouse structures; and Global Marine Development's Arctic Offshore Drilling Platform. Undersea tunnels and prestressed concrete structures are also discussed.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 47-53
  • Serial:
    • Concrete International
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • ISSN: 0162-4075

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494232
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM