Alkali-Silica Reactivity Field Identification Handbook
Primary Topic: Materials-Concrete
Description: Two types of alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR) are currently recognized depending on the nature of the reactive mineral; these are alkali-silica reaction (ASR) and alkali-carbonate reaction (ACR). Both types of reaction can result in expansion and cracking of concrete elements, leading to a reduction in the service life of concrete structures. This handbook serves as an illustrated guide to assist users in detecting and distinguishing ASR in the field from other types of damages.
FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-HIF-12-022
Publication Year: 2012
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