The Use of Reinforced Concrete in Sea Water


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Title: The Use of Reinforced Concrete in Sea Water

Author(s): Raymond Baffrey

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 7

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 383-400

Keywords: none

Date: 12/1/1911

In view of the thorough manner with which the subject of concrete in sea water was covered at the last Convention, it would seem appropriate to preface this paper with an apology for the failure to present any striking novelty or final solution of the problem. The somewhat conflicting theories entertained by persons qualified to speak with authority on the chemical aspect of the case renders it ncessary for the ordinary engineer to approach the matter with considerable diffidence. It may be of interest, however, to review the consensus of opinion regarding the chemical and physical effect of sea water on concrete and to describe a few of the more important works constructed in European waters within the last 15 years, showing the wide range of application of reinforced concrete to maritime structures.