In Situ and Laboratory Investigation of the Degradation of an Old Concrete Quay Wall

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Title: In Situ and Laboratory Investigation of the Degradation of an Old Concrete Quay Wall

Author(s): P. Kerchart

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 100

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 31-48

Keywords: cement content; chemical analysis; concrete dams; field tests; concrete durability; repairs; tests; General

Date: 4/1/1987

Abstract:
A complete study of the old concrete harbor dam at Zeebrugge, Belgium, is presented. As a basis for material examination, an anamnesis study was executed to establish details of construction techniques, requirements and composition of materials, and structure. Mechanical characteristics were determined by diagraphic drilling and by coring. The concrete samples were chemically analyzed to determine the cement content and the extent of corrosion. On the basis of the laboratory results and observations on the site, the repair procedures were determined and subjected to preliminary site tests.