EFFLORESCENCE AND BREAKDOWN OF BUILDING MATERIALS . NORDIC CONCRETE RESEARCH. PUBLICATION NO 8

Efflorescence, that is, the crystallization of salts, occurs on most building materials under appropriate environmental conditions. It may or may not be accompanied by a breakdown. On the basis of model laboratory experiments, it has been suggested that the breakdown is due to a development of a crystal growth pressure. When the crystal growth pressure is higher than the tensile strength of the relevant material a breakdown occurs. The equation which relates the crystal growth pressure to the environment also defines the condition of breakdown.(A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 828653.

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    NORDIC CONCRETE FEDERATION

    KRONPRINSENSGT 17
    Oslo 2,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Chatterji, S
    • Jensen, A D
  • Publication Date: 1989-12

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00604975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM