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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Durability of Concrete Under Arctic Offshore Conditions
Author(s): Lauri Kivekas and Markku Leivo
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 935-946
Keywords: abrasion; concrete durability; freeze-thaw durability; high-strength concretes; ice; low temperature; offshore structures; plasticizers; seawater; General
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.
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