Progress Report On Tests of Concrete in Sea Water at the Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.

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Title: Progress Report On Tests of Concrete in Sea Water at the Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.

Author(s): Leonard C. Wason

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 10

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 265-277

Keywords: none

Date: 4/1/1914

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.