Accession Number : ADA117284

Title :   Durability of Reinforced Concrete Beams Exposed to Marine Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s) : O'Neil,Edward F

PDF Url : ADA117284

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A study was begun in 1950 to determine the effects of severe natural weathering on stressed, reinforced concrete beams of various compositions and degrees of stress. The objectives of the study were to obtain information on the long-term weathering of air-entrained and nonair-entrained concrete beams containing steel of different compositions and types of deformation and having different levels of stress in the steel that would cause varying degrees of cracking of the concrete. (Author)

Descriptors :   Beams(Structural), *Weathering, Reinforced concrete, Stresses, Exposure(General), Beaches, Ocean tides, Deterioration, Sea water corrosion, Cracking(Fracturing), Laboratory tests, Failure(Mechanics), Tensile properties, Steel, Endurance(General), Ocean environments

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE