Current Program and Future Corps of Engineers Plans for the Treat Island Exposure Station


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Title: Current Program and Future Corps of Engineers Plans for the Treat Island Exposure Station

Author(s): John M. Scanlon, Jr.

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 65


Appears on pages(s): 95-100

Keywords: air-entrained concretes; concrete durability; deterioration; exposure; fiber reinforced concretes; freeze-thaw durability; marine atmospheres; polymer concrete; research; sea water; supersulfated cement; water-reducing admixtures; weathering.

Date: 8/1/1980

This paper explains some of the current programs and future plans for the Treat Island Exposure Station. During the past few years, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has been very interested in research and technology transfer, and as such determined to do everything possible to avoid duplication of other research programs. To coordinate all of this research requires knowledge of work being performed by government agencies and private qrganizations around the world. Because the Corps already has the Treat Island facilities, many specimens from other research organizations have been incorporated into the programs, consequently reducing the cost for these other organizations in maintaining a facility of their own. Future plans are to include more specimens. Another area requiring much work is to correlate the Treat Island results with in situ concrete structures. In the past, many of the results reported could be visually determined by inspection; in the future, a greater in-depth analysis will need to be developed so that the contribution of all of the parameters including concrete constituent properties to deterioration may be analyzed.