DELAYED ETTRINGITE FORMATION: MANY QUESTIONS AND SOME ANSWERS

During the past few years delayed ettringite formation (DEF) has probably received more attention, and been involved in more controversy, than any other concrete deterioration mechanism. Even its name is subject to dispute. Our extensive experience on the investigation of many occurrences of DEF is presented here as a series of questions, with some answers. Where answers have become available, they have explained phenomena that have greatly bothered us and other investigators. Where answers are not available, the questions will provide directions for needed research.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Institute (ACI)

    38800 Country Club Drive
    Farmington Hills, MI  United States  48331
  • Authors:
    • Hime, W G
    • Marusin, S L
  • Publication Date: 1999

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 199-206
  • Monograph Title: ETTRINGITE--THE SOMETIMES HOST OF DESTRUCTION

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00779865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 21 1999 12:00AM