1st June 1923
First published: 1st June 1923
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During the last few years the Council of the thriving and growing Swedish seaport of Helsingborg has voted considerable sums for the extension of its harbour and the improvement of the facilities for visiting ships. Among the structures erected the 1,100 ft. long breakwater, extending from the old moles, and partly enclosing a new harbour basin, is the most conspicuous, and a short description of its design and construction might perhaps be of general interest.
The assumption of Mr. Godfrey that the analysis of shear and the methods of shear reinforcement in concrete beams is one of the most illogical things in all the literature on the subject cannot well be controverted.
ACTION OF SULPHURIC ACID ON CONCRETE.
Concrete for leaching tanks in the copper industry, or in any industry where sulphuric
acid is used, will always be an unfavourable consideration. Sulphuric acid, attacking the component parts of the cement used in the concrete, breaks them down into sulphates, this action causing the concrete to soften, and go to pieces within a year.