Expansion of Concrete through Reaction between Cement and Aggregate

Tests have demonstrated that excessive expansion of concrete may occur through chemical reactions between cements of relatively high alkali content and certain mineral constituents in some aggregates, such as certain types of shales, cherts, and impure limestones found along the coast of California between Monterey Bay on the north and Los Angeles County on the south. A new test procedure is described in this paper through which it is possible, in a comparatively short time, to develop the deleterious characteristics of cement-aggregate combinations similar to those reported in the California study. The procedure consist of curing the specimens in sealed containers at normal temperatures.

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    • This article originally appeared in Proceedings of the ASCE, December 1940, v. 66(10), pp. 1781-1811.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Institute (ACI)

    38800 Country Club Drive
    Farmington Hills, MI  United States  48331
  • Authors:
    • Stanton, Thomas E
  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 9-46
  • Monograph Title: Selected Landmark Paper Collection on Concrete Materials Research

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  • Accession Number: 01109663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780870312694
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-249-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 18 2008 2:06PM