Marine Concrete


The three main causes of deterioration in concrete marine structures are: 1) freezing-and-thawing attack on the concrete; 2) corrosion of reinforcing steel and disruption of concrete by the resulting expansion; and 3) chemical attack on concrete by sea water. Magnesium, sulfate, and chloride ions, and dissolved CO2 present in sea water, act as agents of destruction for all the hydration products of portland cement (namely, the calcium silicate hydrates, calcium aluminate and sulfoaluminate hydrates, and calcium hydroxide).

Practice oriented papers and articles ON MARINE CONCRETE

Concrete Q&A: Epoxy-Coated Reinforcement and Cryogenic Temperatures

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 5/1/2020

A Collaborative Approach to Historic Concrete Repair

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 4/1/2020

Testing and Inspection Techniques for Offshore and Marine Structures

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 1/23/2020

Performance of Concrete in a Harsh Marine Environment for 25 Years

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 1/23/2020

Importance of Structural Assessment before Rehabilitation Case Study: Waterfront Concrete Pier

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 1/23/2020

LaGuardia Airport Design Build for Extending Runway Decks for Safety Area Improvements, Queens, NY

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 1/23/2020

Offshore Concrete Gravity-Based Structures

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 2/1/2019

Constant Chloride Flux Model to Predict Airborne-Chloride Penetration in Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Marine Environmental Condition Effect on FRP Sheets Durability and Bond Strength to Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Benchmarking Accelerated Performance Test Methods with Long-Term Testing

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

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