Practical Methods of Ensuring Durability of Prestressed Concrete Ocean Structures

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Title: Practical Methods of Ensuring Durability of Prestressed Concrete Ocean Structures

Author(s): Ben C. Gerwick, Jr.

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 47

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 317-324

Keywords: acid attack; admixtures; aggregates; air entrainment cement; chemical attack; chlorides; corrosion; cover; cracking (fracturing); durability; finishes; freeze-thaw durability; mix proportioning; ocean environments; prestressed concrete;protective coatings

Date: 1/1/1975

Abstract:
Prestressed concrete is being applied to an increasing number of important ocean structures and vessels. The assurance of long term durability, dpesite a harsh and corrosive environment, requires that careful procedures be followed.