Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review

Ian Sims, Alan B. Poole

July 13, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 768 Pages
ISBN 9781138027565 - CAT# K25768


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  • This is a new and unique country-by-country global review of the problems caused by alkali-aggregate reaction in concrete
  • Its contributors are internationally recognised experts from all the relevant regions round the world
  • An essential primary reference for those professionals concerned with the premature deterioration of and damage to concrete structures
  • An essential reference source for technical investigations and legal disputes concerning concrete in any country in the world.
  • Extensively produced in full colour, with case study illustrations given for each country
  • Extensive up-to-date reference list for each chapter.


This book is unique in providing authoritative up to date expert information on the causes and effects of alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR) in concrete structures. It has been compiled using expert contributions by acknowledged senior engineers and scientists from round the world. It has been divided into two distinct but complementary parts, the first 5 chapters deal with the most recent researches into the mechanisms involved in the reaction, methods concerning its diagnosis, avoidance, testing and evaluation, together with an appraisal of current methods used in its avoidance and the remediation of affected concrete structures. The second part of the book is divided into 11 chapters covering each region of the world in turn. These chapters are written by experts with specialist knowledge of AAR from each region giving an authoritative state of the art appraisal of the problem and its solution as it affects concrete structures in each country with case history illustrations. An authoritative compilation on this topic has not been attempted previously on this scale. It is therefore a primary reference source essential to professional civil engineers, consultant engineers, aggregate producers and cement and concrete producers. It also forms an authoritative reference source where technical and legal issues of dispute arise anywhere in the world.