By Geoffrey E. Blight,Mark G Alexander
Since AAR used to be first pointed out in 1940, it's been a topic ruled by means of experiences of the mineralogy of AAR-susceptible aggregates, the chemistry of the AAR and comparable reactions and laboratory assessments used to diagnose AAR and are expecting strength destiny swelling. Civil and structural engineers have stumbled on the literature bewildering and hard to use to their rapid requisites of assessing the current and destiny results of AAR at the energy, security and serviceability of simple and strengthened concrete buildings.
The booklet discusses equipment that may be used for laboratory damaging and in situ non-destructive trying out to evaluate the consequences of AAR, and in-service measurements and load-testing to evaluate the current and destiny defense of strengthened concrete buildings. tools of fix and rehabilitation and their long term luck are mentioned, as are equipment of halting or slowing the growth of AAR. while, the basics of AAR are defined in phrases intelligible to the civil and structural engineer who's essentially expert in structural mechanics and layout, but additionally must have a easy knowing of the AAR technique and its results on concrete.
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Alkali-Aggregate Reaction and Structural Damage to Concrete: Engineering Assessment, Repair and Management by Geoffrey E. Blight,Mark G Alexander