Title: The Use of Reinforced Concrete in Sea Water
Author(s): Raymond Baffrey
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 383-400
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.