Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering
, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 118
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Modeling of alkalisilica reaction in concrete: a review
 J. W. PanAffiliated withState Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Tsinghua UniversityCivil and Computational Engineering Research Centre, College of Engineering, Swansea University
 , Y. T. FengAffiliated withCivil and Computational Engineering Research Centre, College of Engineering, Swansea University Email author
 , J. T. WangAffiliated withState Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Tsinghua University
 , Q. C. SunAffiliated withState Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Tsinghua University
 , C. H. ZhangAffiliated withState Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Tsinghua University
 , D. R. J. OwenAffiliated withCivil and Computational Engineering Research Centre, College of Engineering, Swansea University
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This paper presents a comprehensive review of modeling of alkalisilica reaction (ASR) in concrete. Such modeling is essential for investigating the chemical expansion mechanism and the subsequent influence on the mechanical aspects of the material. The concept of ASR and the mechanism of expansion are first outlined, and the stateoftheart of modeling for ASR, the focus of the paper, is then presented in detail. The modeling includes theoretical approaches, meso and macroscopic models for ASR analysis. The theoretical approaches dealt with the chemical reaction mechanism and were used for predicting pessimum size of aggregate. Mesoscopic models have attempted to explain the mechanism of mechanical deterioration of ASRaffected concrete at material scale. The macroscopic models, chemomechanical coupling models, have been generally developed by combining the chemical reaction kinetics with linear or nonlinear mechanical constitutive, and were applied to reproduce and predict the longterm behavior of structures suffering from ASR. Finally, a conclusion and discussion of the modeling are given.
Keywords
alkalisilica reaction (ASR) modeling concrete mesoscopic macroscopic Title
 Modeling of alkalisilica reaction in concrete: a review
 Journal

Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering
Volume 6, Issue 1 , pp 118
 Cover Date
 201203
 DOI
 10.1007/s1170901201412
 Print ISSN
 20952430
 Online ISSN
 16737512
 Publisher
 SP Higher Education Press
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 Keywords

 alkalisilica reaction (ASR)
 modeling
 concrete
 mesoscopic
 macroscopic
 Authors

 J. W. Pan ^{(1)} ^{(2)}
 Y. T. Feng ^{(2)}
 J. T. Wang ^{(1)}
 Q. C. Sun ^{(1)}
 C. H. Zhang ^{(1)}
 D. R. J. Owen ^{(2)}
 Author Affiliations

 1. State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China
 2. Civil and Computational Engineering Research Centre, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK