Two separately funded projects examined the potential for ASR in aggregates. The first project was sponsored by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDoT) while the second one was sponsored by the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC). For the WYDoT sponsored project, eight different Wyoming aggregate sources were chosen to be analyzed and classified for alkali-silica reaction, or ASR, reactivity. Wyoming aggregates were tested using three different laboratory methods including the Concrete Prism Test (CPT), the Accelerated Mortar Bar Test (AMBT), the Chinese Accelerated Mortar Bar Test (CAMBT), as well as large scale field blocks exposed to outdoor conditions. Preliminary conclusions from laboratory testing were made about the reactivity of each aggregate source. Specimen bars from each test and cores from the large scale blocks were subjected to petrographic analysis to confirm the presence of ASR. The OTREC project consisted of a four university study that took previous large scale field blocks and re-crushed them into recycled concrete aggregate (RCA). A modified AMBT test procedure was used to account for modified material properties due to the presence of RCA. Next, a second round of modified AMBT testing was performed with two university laboratories using different RCA sources. Large scale field specimens were cast using RCA and subjected to outdoor exposure for comparison at a later date.
|Commitee:||Dolan, Charles, Walrath, David|
|School:||University of Wyoming|
|Department:||Civil & Architectural Engineering|
|School Location:||United States -- Wyoming|
|Source:||MAI 50/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Analytical chemistry, Engineering, Civil engineering|
|Keywords:||Accelerated testing, Alkali silica reaction, Long term testing, Multilaboratory testing, Recycled concrete aggregate|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be