RILEM Recommendations for the Prevention of Damage by Alkali-Aggregate Reactions in New Concrete Structures

State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM Technical Committee 219-ACS

  • Philip J. Nixon
  • Ian Sims

Part of the RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports book series (RILEM State Art Reports, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. On behalf of the membership of RILEM TC 219-ACS, Philip J. Nixon, Ian Sims
    Pages 1-4
  3. On behalf of the membership of RILEM TC 219-ACS, Philip J. Nixon, Ian Sims
    Pages 35-60
  4. On behalf of the membership of RILEM TC 219-ACS, Philip J. Nixon, Ian Sims
    Pages 61-77

About this book

Introduction

This book contains the full set of RILEM Recommendations which have been produced to enable engineers, specifiers and testing houses to design and produce concrete which will not suffer damage arising from alkali reactions in the concrete. There are five recommended test methods for aggregates (designated AAR-1 to AAR-5), and an overall recommendation which describes how these should be used to enable a comprehensive aggregate assessment (AAR-0). Additionally, there are two Recommended International Specifications for concrete (AAR-7.1 & 7.2) and a Preliminary International Specification for dams and other hydro structures (AAR-7.3), which describe how the aggregate assessment can be combined with other measures in the design of the concrete to produce a concrete with a minimised risk of developing damage from alkali-aggregate reactions.

Keywords

Alkali-Aggregate Reactivity Concrete damage Petrography and Testing RILEM Recommendations Recommended International Specifications for Concrete

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip J. Nixon
    • 1
  • Ian Sims
    • 2
  1. 1.Building Research EstablishmentWatfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.RSK Environment LtdHemel HempsteadUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-7252-5
  • Copyright Information RILEM 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-7251-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-7252-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-204X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-2031
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