Re-evaluation of standard mortar bar and concrete prism tests for alkali-aggregate reactivity

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TypeArticle
Journal titleMateriaux et constructions. Materials and Structures
ISSN0025-5432
Volume16
Issue94
Pages243250; # of pages: 8
Subjectconcrete admixtures; bases (chemistry); chemical tests; petrography; standard tests; standards; petrographic examination recommendation; astm, csa tests; Mortar; Concrete; adjuvant; base (chimie); essai chimique; petrographie; essai normalise; norme (document)
AbstractThe effectiveness of the mortar bar ASTM C227 and concrete prism CSA A23.2-14A tests for evaluating the potential alkali-aggregate reactivity of classical alkali-silica, late expansive siliceous and alkali-carbonate aggregates is discussed. It is emphasized that petrographic examination is an essential preliminary step in the evaluation of potential alkali reactivity of all aggregates. The expansion limits set to differentiate between deleteriously expansive and innocuous cement-aggregate combinations by ASTM, CSA, U.S. Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and by the author are evaluated for use with classical alkali-silica, late-expanding siliceous and alkali- carbonate reactive aggregates.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-1140
NRC number22703
2100
NPARC number20374139
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