DURABILITY OF CONCRETE IN ICELAND. DURABILITY OF CONCRETE. G.M. IDORN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, 1990 ANNUAL ACI CONVENTION, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

Concrete, being the only domestic building material in Iceland is widely used for house construction as well as for other construction such as dams, bridges and harbors. In Iceland the climatic conditions are extremely harsh, the cement is high in alkalies, aggregates are of varying quality some being reactive and codes and standards have been sparse. Field surveys have shown that AAR damages occur where no preventive measures were taken and other conditions were unfavorable. Preventive measures taken in dam and bridge constructions have proven to be effective. No AAR damages have been found in constructions erected after 1979, when several preventive measures were taken. The most important one is 5-71/2 percent replacement of cement with silica fume.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 381-392

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  • Accession Number: 00622501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-131
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1992 12:00AM