Alkali–Aggregate Reactions

Alkali–Aggregate Reactions

In this article, the three types of Alkali–Aggregate Reactions are described: (1) alkali–carbonate reaction (ACR), (2) alkali–silicate reaction, and (3) alkali–silica reaction (ASR). Alkali–Aggregate Reactions Water in the pores of hardened concrete contains quantities of dissolved ions largely deriving from the cement matrix. In mature concrete, the vast majority of dissolved cations are those of the alkali …

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