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Title 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, editors
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 168 pages)
Series RILEM state of the art reports ; volume 17
RILEM state of the art reports ; v. 17
Contents RILEM Publications; Contents; 1 Introduction; 2 RILEM Recommended Test Method: AAR-0 -- Outline Guide to the Use of RILEM Methods in the Assessment of the Alkali-Reactivity Potential of Aggregates; 1 Introduction; 2 Aggregate Assessment; 3 Principle; 4 Samples; 5 Petrographical Examination: AAR-1.1 & 1.2; 6 Accelerated Mortar-Bar Testing: AAR-2; 7 38 ̊C Concrete Prism Testing: AAR-3; 8 60 ̊C Concrete Prism Testing: AAR-4.1; 9 Carbonate Aggregate Testing: AAR-5; 10 Precision of the RILEM Methods; 10.1 Rilem AAR-2; 10.2 Rilem AAR-3; 10.3 RILEM AAR-4 (Wrapped Prism Method); 11 Releasable Alkalis
12 ConclusionsAnnex A: Assessment of Carbonate Rock Aggregates for Reactivity Potential; A1 Scope; A2 Definitions; A2.1 Alkali Carbonate Reaction (ACR); A2.2 Carbonate Rock; A2.3 Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks; A2.4 Metamorphic Carbonate Rocks; A2.5 Dedolomitization; A2.6 Chemical Reaction of Dolomite in Concrete; A3 Principles; A4 Assessment Using XRF Analysis (Optional Method); A5 Assessment Using XRD Analysis (Optional Method); A6 Assessment Using SEM/EPMA Analysis (Optional Method); A7 Assessment of Reactivity According to AAR-5; A8 Assessment of Reactivity Using AAR-3 and/or AAR-4.1
A9 Limitations and Need for ResearchAnnex B: Guide to Reference Materials; B1 Preamble; B2 Introduction; B3 Selected Reference Materials; B3.1 High-Alkali Cement; B3.2 Reactive Aggregates -- ASR; B3.3 Reactive Aggregates -- Carbonate; B3.4 Non-reactive Aggregate; B4 Test Accessories; B4.1 Storage Containers for Concrete Prisms; B4.2 Reactor Storage for Concrete Prisms; References; 3 RILEM Recommended Test Method:AAR-1.1 -- Detection of Potential Alkali-Reactivity -- Part 1: Petrographic Examination Method; 1 Foreword; 2 Scope; 3 Preparatory Information; 3.1 Geological Information
3.2 Reactive Aggregates3.3 Mineral and Rock Nomenclature; 4 Apparatus; 4.1 Preparation of Samples; 4.2 Macroscopic Assessment; 4.3 Thin-Section Petrography Using a Microscope; 5 Sampling and Laboratory Preparation; 5.1 Sampling; 5.2 Qualitative Examination of Laboratory Samples; 5.3 Preparation of Sample Material for Testing; 5.4 Preparation of Thin-Sections from Particulate Materials; 6 Petrographic Analysis; 6.1 Overall Considerations; 6.2 General Method; 6.3 Procedure for Macroscopic Petrography; 6.4 Procedure for Thin-Section Petrography; 6.5 Crushing of Coarse Aggregate Material
7 Classification8 Report; Annex A: Definitions; Andesite; Argillite, Argillaceous; Basalt; Chalcedony; Chert, Flint; Clays, Clay Minerals; Cristobalite; Cryptocrystalline; Diorite; Dolomite; Glass (Natural, Industrial); Gneiss; Grain, Subgrain; Granite, Granodiorite; Granulite; Greywacke; Hornfels; Limestone, Chalk, Marl; Microcrystalline; Moganite; Mudstone; Mylonite, Pseudotachylite, Fault Breccia/Gouge, Cataclasite; Myrmekite; Opal, Opaline Silica; Particle; Quartz; Quartzite; Rhyolite; Sandstone, Siltstone; Slate; Tridymite; Tuff; Undulatory Extinction
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Vendor-supplied metadata
Subject Alkali-aggregate reactions.
Concrete -- Defects.
Form Electronic book
Author Nixon, Philip J., editor
Sims, I. (Ian), editor
RILEM Technical Committee 219-ACS.
ISBN 9401772525 (electronic bk)
9789401772525 (electronic bk)