Laboratory and field investigations on the use of lithium nitrate to prevent or mitigate alkali-silica reaction

dc.contributor.advisorFolliard, Kevin J.
dc.creatorEast, Bradley Lamar, 1981-
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-12T20:47:32Z
dc.date.available2017-01-12T20:47:32Z
dc.date.issued2007-05
dc.description.abstractThis research project, funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA Project DTFH61-02-C-0097), focuses mainly on alkali-silica reaction (ASR) studies and ways to mitigate the effects of alkali-silica reaction in fresh and existing concrete. A major component to this project was the investigation of a new test method for reactive aggregates. A more reliable accelerated test method was sought for determining an aggregates susceptibility to alkali-silica reaction. Also, a new test method was utilized in finding faults associated with existing accelerated test methods. Lithium use was also studied as a way of alleviating deleterious effects caused by ASR. Studies involving the use of lithium admixtures in fresh concrete for long term testing were analyzed for this project, as well as, topical applications of lithium on existing concrete structures for three field investigations.en_US
dc.description.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2R49GC88
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/44425
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden_US
dc.subjectAlkali silica reaction (ASR)en_US
dc.subjectLithium admixtureen_US
dc.subjectConcreteen_US
dc.titleLaboratory and field investigations on the use of lithium nitrate to prevent or mitigate alkali-silica reactionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US

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