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Title: Field soniscope tests of concrete. Report 1, 1953 tests
Authors: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: Ultrasonic testing
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical memorandum
Preface: Authority for the tests discussed herein is contained in first endorsement from the Office, Chief of Engineers, dated 1 April 1953, to a letter from the Waterways Experiment Station, dated 27 January 1953, subject "Soniscope Tests of Concrete." These tests are part of Civil Works Investigations, Item CW 600 "General Concrete Research," and were conducted by the Concrete Research Division, Waterways Experiment Station. Those actively connected with the direction and conduct of these tests include Mr. J. R. Gilbert, Chief, Concrete Control Branch, Office, Chief of Engineers, and Messrs. H. K. Cook, B. Mather, R. V. Tye, E. J. Callan, and E. E. McCoy, Jr., all of the Concrete Research Division, Waterways Experiment Station. The soniscope testing was carried out in June 1953 by Messrs. E. C. Roshore and D. Flanagan, of the Concrete Research Division, and L. T. Watson, Jr., of the Instrumentation Branch, Waterways Experiment Station. This report was prepared by E. C. Roshore. The tests described herein constitute the seventh group of soniscope tests with which the Waterways Experiment Station has been concerned. The previous studies and titles of the reports issued thereon are listed below: 1. Tuscaloosa Lock: Tests made in June 1948 by the Portland Cement Association; results published by the Waterways Experiment Station in an unnumbered report titled ''Disintegration of Concrete from Tuscaloosa Lock and Dam," August 1949. 2. Kansas City Floodwall: Tests made in January 1952 by Waterways Experiment Station, and results given in Miscellaneous Paper No. 6-72, "Ultrasonic Investigation of Cracking in Kansas City Floodwall (Armourdale Unit)," dated April 1954. 3. Comparative Tests: Tests made in May 1952 by Waterways Experiment Station, Portland Cement Association, and Hydro-electric Power Commission of Ontario at Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Jackson, Miss.; results published in Waterways Experiment Station Miscellaneous Paper No. 6-48 "Comparative Tests of Soniscopes for Ultrasonic Testing of Concrete," September 1953· 4. Boston Army Base: Tests made in June 1952 by Portland Cement Association. A Waterways Experiment Station observer was present; no Waterways Experiment Station report was prepared. A report, dated 24 July 1952, was prepared by the Portland Cement Association. 5. Treat Island, Maine: Tests made in April 1953 and to be made annually; results to be published in a Waterways Experiment Station technical memorandum entitled "Durability of Concrete Exposed to Natural Weathering," not yet printed. 6. Blended Cement Program: Tests initiated in June 1953; tests continuing.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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