Evaluating the Effectiveness of Fly Ashes to Mitigate ASR and Using Recycled Concrete Aggregate in New Construction

A comprehensive study was performed to evaluate mitigation options to reduce premature expansion due to alkali-silica reaction (ASR) for selected Wyoming aggregates. State-of-the-art and standardized test methods were performed and results were used to compare expansion levels. Four different fly-ash sources were tested. All of the sources mitigated the moderately reactive aggregates; the most highly expansive aggregate was mitigated by two out of the four fly ash sources. An exploratory test, the Autoclave Concrete Prism Test (ACPT) was evaluated by comparing results with the University of Wyoming and the University of Alabama. Test data shows agreement between two independent laboratories.

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    • Copyright ©2015. All rights reserved, State of Wyoming, Wyoming Department of Transportation, and the University of Wyoming. Cover title: Evaluating the Risk of Alkali-Silica Reaction in Wyoming: Continued Evaluation of Field Specimens and Proposed Mitigation Strategies.
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    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
    1000 East University Avenue
    Laramie, WY  United States  82071

    Wyoming Department of Transportation

    Cheyenne, WY  United States 
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  • Publication Date: 2018-1


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 104p

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  • Accession Number: 01687762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WY-18/04F
  • Contract Numbers: RS02215
  • Created Date: Dec 5 2018 12:32PM