Accelerated Determination of Alkali-Silica Reaction Susceptibility During Concrete Prism Testing Through Nonlinear Resonance Ultrasonic Spectroscopy

The objective of this study is to develop a reliable rapid Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) technique for assessing and quantifying the alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) in aggregate and aggregate/paste combinations. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C1293 test method is accurate, but it takes one to two years to complete. On the other hand, ASTM C 1260 is an accelerated laboratory test method, but its accuracy to predict field performance is not good.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Surface Transportation Research, Infrastructure Management Team


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $321000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Project Managers:

    Virmani, Paul

  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta

    225 North Avenue, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332-0800
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jacobs, Larry

  • Start Date: 20090731
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20121031

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573235
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2015 2:46PM