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The Water Permeability of Concrete and Some Factors Which Affect It


Banta, Arthur Perry and Renz, Carl Fred (1928) The Water Permeability of Concrete and Some Factors Which Affect It. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/J72P-9P59.


For a subject which has so great and vital a bearing on a large number of different types of engineering structures, the factors which govern the water permeability of concrete have received surprisingly little consideration, at least from a concerted research standpoint. Results of a few studies, on one or more of the factors which influence this property, have appeared in the literature, but with the exception of some work published by the Bureau of Standards in 1911, there has been no publication of results covering a complete or satisfactory study.

The importance of the water permeability of concrete has long been realized, and statements by engineers have appeared which attribute many failures and unsatisfactory conditions to this factor. The evidence seems to point to a field of application for definite (though relative) data to all classes of concrete structures.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Civil Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Civil Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
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Defense Date:1 January 1928
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-02252005-134411
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ID Code:761
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Deposited On:28 Feb 2005
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:02

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