Speaker: Dr. Jason H. IDEKER, Professor, Oregon State University, United States
Host: Prof. Karen Scrivener, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Title: Alkali-Silica Reaction: Research Needs and the Link to Practice
This presentation will cover alkali-aggregate reaction in concrete with a focus on alkali-silica reaction (ASR). A brief background of the reaction mechanisms and methods to prevent ASR will be covered. The talk will highlight some of the author’s current research and extend to a broader discussion on the research needs to engage the PhD students in the audience. Key references will be provided to enable further self-study or support for ongoing research. The link between accelerated testing methods, field performance and the current state-of-practice will be given. International standards efforts including ASTM and RILEM will support this discussion.