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Title: Coral Concrete at Bikini Atoll
Author(s): Rick A. Ehlert
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 19-24
Keywords: aggregates; concrete durability; coral; cover; exposure; performance; reinforced concrete; seawater; General
Abstract:During World War II, concrete for military bases in the Gilbert, Marshall, Hawaiian, and other islands in the North Pacific Ocean was often made with coral aggregates and seawater. Post-war reconstruction and nuclear testing programs conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission at two Pacific atolls also used concretes made with coral aggregates and seawater. This paper examines the long-term strength of coral aggregate and seawater concrete and the durability of three reinforced concrete structures that used this type of concrete.
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