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The marine environment

  • A. L. Marshall

Abstract

Making successful use of concrete or, for that matter, any material, demands a proper appreciation and understanding of its environment. This is particularly true of the sea with which most of us can claim some familiarity, normally pleasurable. From an engineering point of view, however, we are likely to be concerned more with its extremes such as the highest level its surface will reach and the maximum load it will impose on a structure and the frequency of occurrence of such events. Additionally physical, chemical, and biological properties may be important: density, salinity, composition, potential marine growth, for example.

Keywords

Wave Height Significant Wave Height Wave Theory Wave Crest Offshore Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Marshall
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Environmental TechnologySunderland PolytechnicUK
  2. 2.Offshore Engineering UnitUK

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