This report reviews the history of concrete ships and vessels over the past 130 years. The experience in the design, construction, and operation of concrete vessels is also examined. Future trends and potential applications of concrete vessels are presented. The historical review and operational experience reveal that concrete is an ideal material for ships and vessels because it is economical, durable, water tight, easy to repair, excellent seaworthiness, and less affected by fire and explosion. The growing sophistication of prestressed concrete design and precasting construction techniques should improve confidence in the use of concrete and enhance prospects for the full utilization of its potential in many types of future concrete vessels. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • LIU, T C
    • McDonald, J E
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169386
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WES-MP-C-77-12 Final Rpt., CTIAC-27
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM