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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Conference on Concrete Ships and Floating Structures, Sept. 15-19, 1975, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Morgan, R G
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM