Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology
Online ISSN : 1347-3913
ISSN-L : 1346-8014
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Time-dependent Effect of Expansion due to Alkali-silica Reaction on Mechanical properties of Concrete
Xi JiHyo Eun JooZhehui YangYuya Takahashi
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2021 Volume 19 Issue 6 Pages 714-729


This study investigates the time-dependent mechanical properties of concrete deteriorated by the alkali–silica reaction (ASR). Previous analytical and experimental studies have indicated the positive impact of ASR gel in the cracks against mechanical damage in concrete. To study the effects of ASR gel on cracked concrete, groups of cylinder specimens with different expansion levels were prepared and tested at different material ages. The compression test results showed that the deteriorated elastic modulus of the specimens could be recovered over time. Mechanical property data from the other ASR studies were collected and assessed to observe similar trends across the literature. It was observed that the recovery of the elastic modulus also occurred in previously reported experiments. The recovery of the elastic modulus is assumed to be due to the time-dependent chemical and physical properties of ASR gel, which fills the cracks. Moreover, the data indicated that parameters other than material age and expansion could be attributed to the time-dependent mechanical properties of concrete affected by ASR.

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