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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Progress Report On Tests of Concrete in Sea Water at the Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
Author(s): Leonard C. Wason
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 265-277
Abstract:In 1901, a wharf or pier was built in the Charlestown Navy Yard at Boston in such a way that some of the concrete very badly disintegrated in the sea water after a few years. This started a controversy as to the cause. Some engineers claimed that the cause of disintegration was mechanical, some that it was chemical, while others thought that there were both kinds of action. This series of test specimens was made to find answers to the above questions.
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