Concrete at Advance Bases


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Title: Concrete at Advance Bases

Author(s): I. S. Rasmusson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 42

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 541-552

Keywords: none

Date: 4/1/1946

Most of the advance base concrete work of the U. S. Navy in the Pacific Islands was done with coral aggregate because it- was usually the only aggregate available. Producing a concrete generally inferior to that made with crushed rock or sand and gravel aggregates, coral served its purpose admirably in the temporary construction required in advance base planning. some corals will With proper selection and grading yield concrete with strengths little below that made of sand and gravel or crushed rock.