Concrete has been used for ship construction for over one hundred years and many of these ships are in locations where they can be readily examined. The condition of some of these ships is discussed and results of tests on them are reported. Instances of improper design, detailing and construction have been identified. Most of the ships inspected were built under wartime conditions with limited time for design and construction. Nevertheless they performed well and, although many are now used for purposes for which the designers had not anticipated, they continue to serve a useful purpose. The results of inspection and testing of various ships are given including compressive strength, depth of carbonation and chloride content.


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  • Pagination: p. 151-169

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-163
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM