HISTORY OF AND EXPERIENCE WITH CONCRETE SHIPS
Review of the history of concrete vessels and of experience gained in the design, construction, and operation of ferrocement, reinforced, and prestressed concrete craft over 125 years is given. Despite its heavier structural form, concrete offers many advantages over steel as a highly durable material in the severe maritime environment. The growing sophistication of ferrocement and prestressed concrete design and constructional techniques should challenge steel as a more economically attractive alternative for many types of vessels in the next ten years.
- Proceedings of the Conference on Concrete Ships and Floating Structures, Sept. 15-19, 1975, University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, BerkeleyBerkeley, CA USA 94720
- Morgan, R G
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Concrete; Concrete construction; Ferrocement; Prestressed concrete; Prestressing; Reinforced concrete; Shipbuilding; Shipbuilding materials; Ships
- Uncontrolled Terms: Concrete ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Ferro concrete
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00152751
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM