EFFECTS OF ALKALI-SILICA REACTION ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND STRUCTURAL CAPACITIES OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES
Long T. Phan, Fahim Sadek, Travis E. Thonstad, Hai S. Lew, Sorin Marcu, Jacob Philip
This paper describes an ongoing, comprehensive research program being conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The study aims to develop technical basis for evaluating effects of Alkali- Silica Reaction (ASR), which occurs when the high pH concrete pore solution reacts with certain aggregate mineral phases to form expansive ASR gel and create internal expansive forces that cause cracking in concrete, on engineering properties and structural capacities of reinforced concrete structures. Description of this study focusing on experimental evaluation of: (1) the influence of different degrees of steel confinement and ASR expansions (0.1%; 0.3%; 0.5% ultimate expansion) on concretes mechanical properties; (2) effects of ASR on the bonding between concrete and reinforcements (development and lap splice lengths) and on overall flexural capacities of reinforced concrete beams; and (3) effects of ASR on seismic performance of typical reinforced concrete walls with and without steel confinement in the wall boundary element, will be provided.
August 4-9, 2019
Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT) 25
, Sadek, F.
, Thonstad, T.
, Lew, H.
, Marcu, S.
and Philip, J.
EFFECTS OF ALKALI-SILICA REACTION ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND STRUCTURAL CAPACITIES OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES, Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT) 25, Charlotte, NC, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=928434
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