Electrical resistivity measurement to study alkali-silica-reaction cracking in mortar

J. Flores, M. Kamali, Ali Ghahremaninezhad-M

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Abstract

Alkali-silica-reaction (ASR) cracking in concrete is one of the primary concerns in the structural integrity assessment of concrete infrastructures. Therefore, characterizing the susceptibility of concrete to ASR and ways to address this issue is crucial in the design of concrete structures. In this paper, electrical resistivity measurement was used to study ASR in mortar containing reactive aggregate and correlated with the mortars' expansion. Mechanical strength tests and microscopic examination were carried out to obtain an understanding of the effect of ASR on the mortar strength and microstructure. Control mortar and mortar with glass powder as a supplementary cementitious material were prepared and used for comparison. The results indicated that ASR cracking in the microstructure of the control mortar significantly affected electrical resistivity and resulted in a degradation of the mechanical strength of mortars. It was shown that glass powder modified mortar was resistant to ASR expansion and alkali binding was a primary mechanism mitigating ASR in the glass modified mortar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationForensic Engineering 2015: Performance of the Built Environment - Proceedings of the 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages230-241
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780784479711
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event7th Congress on Forensic Engineering: Performance of the Built Environment - Miami, United States
Duration: Nov 15 2015Nov 18 2015

Other

Other7th Congress on Forensic Engineering: Performance of the Built Environment
CountryUnited States
CityMiami
Period11/15/1511/18/15

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mortar
Alkalies
Mortar
Silicon Dioxide
electrical resistivity
silica
Silica
glass
Concretes
Glass
Powders
Strength of materials
microstructure
Microstructure
concrete structure
Structural integrity
Concrete construction
Microscopic examination
infrastructure
Degradation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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Flores, J., Kamali, M., & Ghahremaninezhad-M, A. (2015). Electrical resistivity measurement to study alkali-silica-reaction cracking in mortar. In Forensic Engineering 2015: Performance of the Built Environment - Proceedings of the 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering (pp. 230-241). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479711.023

Electrical resistivity measurement to study alkali-silica-reaction cracking in mortar. / Flores, J.; Kamali, M.; Ghahremaninezhad-M, Ali.

Forensic Engineering 2015: Performance of the Built Environment - Proceedings of the 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2015. p. 230-241.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Flores, J, Kamali, M & Ghahremaninezhad-M, A 2015, Electrical resistivity measurement to study alkali-silica-reaction cracking in mortar. in Forensic Engineering 2015: Performance of the Built Environment - Proceedings of the 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 230-241, 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering: Performance of the Built Environment, Miami, United States, 11/15/15. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479711.023
Flores J, Kamali M, Ghahremaninezhad-M A. Electrical resistivity measurement to study alkali-silica-reaction cracking in mortar. In Forensic Engineering 2015: Performance of the Built Environment - Proceedings of the 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2015. p. 230-241 https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479711.023
Flores, J. ; Kamali, M. ; Ghahremaninezhad-M, Ali. / Electrical resistivity measurement to study alkali-silica-reaction cracking in mortar. Forensic Engineering 2015: Performance of the Built Environment - Proceedings of the 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2015. pp. 230-241
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