Durability of concrete under arctic offshore conditions

Lauri Kivekäs, Markku Leivo

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    Concrete is a suitable material for arctic offshore oil and gas drilling and for production platforms. In the splash and tidal zone of these structures concrete is subjected to severe frost-salt attack, chemical attack of sea water, and ice abrasion. In the test series, a method for accelerated testing of arctic freeze-thaw durability in sea water was developed. High-strength air-entrained superplasticized concretes made with blended cement were tested. The test was found to be very severe.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConcrete durability
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of Katharine and Bryant Mather International Symposium
    EditorsJohn M. Scanlon
    Place of PublicationDetroit
    PublisherAmerican Concrete Institute
    ISBN (Print)978-0-87031-599-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1987
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventKatharine and Bryant Mather International Symposium - Atlanta, United States
    Duration: 27 Apr 19871 May 1987

    Publication series

    SeriesACI Symposium Papers


    ConferenceKatharine and Bryant Mather International Symposium
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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