Durability of Concrete Under Arctic Offshore Conditions

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Title: Durability of Concrete Under Arctic Offshore Conditions

Author(s): Lauri Kivekas and Markku Leivo

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 100

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 935-946

Keywords: abrasion; concrete durability; freeze-thaw durability; high-strength concretes; ice; low temperature; offshore structures; plasticizers; seawater; General

Date: 4/1/1987

Abstract:
Concrete is a suitable material for arctic offshore oil and gas drilling and for production platforms. In the splash and tidal zone of these structures concrete is subjected to severe frost-salt attack, chemical attack of sea water, and ice abrasion. In the test series, a method for accelerated testing of arctic freeze-thaw durability in sea water was developed. High-strength air-entrained superplasticized concretes made with blended cement were tested. The test was found to be very severe.