Accession Number : AD0680017

Title :   CONCRETE FOR ANTARCTICS - AGGREGATE AND MIX DESIGN FOR McMURDO AREA.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Keeton,John R. ; Stehle,Nancy S.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The ability to mix, cast and properly cure concrete for use in construction of land-based polar facilities would provide permanency to installations as well as reduce the quantity of imported construction materials. To determine the feasibility of using Portland cement concrete at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, investigations were made of local aggregate materials and of suitable concrete mixes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONCRETE, ANTARCTIC REGIONS), CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), PERMAFROST, GRAVEL, ROCK, CEMENTS, PROCESSING, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE