CAN CONCRETE STRUCTURES BE WATERPROOFED TO INHIBIT ASR? . PROTECTION OF CONCRETE. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, SEPTEMBER 11-13, 1990

The hypothesis is advanced that if concrete can be dried out so that the relative humidity in its pores is less than about 97%, expansion resulting from alkali silica reaction (ASR) will be inhibited or eliminated. The paper then goes on to explore the possibility of maintaining reinforced concrete structures that are exposed to the weather, in the necessary state of desiccation. The observations raise severe doubts as to the practicality of successfully applying the hypothesis, especially to structures that have already suffered damage from ASR. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • BLIGHT, G E
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00619998
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: O-419-15490-6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM