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Introduction

  • Bruno Godart
  • Mario de Rooij
  • Jonathan G. M. Wood
Part of the RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports book series (RILEM State Art Reports, volume 12)

Abstract

Diagnosis of damage to concrete in structures caused by Alkali-Aggregate Reaction (AAR) often involves complex processes because of the resemblance of the external characteristics of the damage with those caused by other actions, such as e.g. frost attack or shrinkage. The wide variety of aggregate types used in concrete worldwide, the different reactivity and proportions of the reactive constituents in the aggregates involved and the wide range factors that influence the reaction result in wide variability found in site samples. This makes diagnosis difficult and has sometimes led to subjective or even erroneous interpretations and conclusions.

Keywords

Portland Cement Aggregate Particle Pore Solution Calcium Silicate Hydrate Recycle Aggregate 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Godart
    • 1
  • Mario de Rooij
    • 2
  • Jonathan G. M. Wood
    • 3
  1. 1.Bridges and StructuresIFSTTARParis Cedex 15France
  2. 2.TNODelftNetherlands
  3. 3.Structural Studies & Design Ltd.ChiddingfoldUnited Kingdom

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