Characteristics of Kingston carbonate rock reaction

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Journal titleHighway Research Board Bulletin
Pages1831; # of pages: 14
AbstractThe excessive expansion and cracking of concrete in which argillaceous dolomitic limestones from Kingston, Ontario are used as aggregates, has certain unusual features when compared with the effects of alkali-silica reactivity normally associated with alkali-aggregate reaction. Since the publication of preliminary studies of this case , further research in this laboratory, together with reports of another apparently relaed phenomenon has indicated that the mechanism of this reaction may possibly be different from other previously described cement-aggregate reactions. In this paper laboratoryresults are presented that show the marked differences and similarities between the characteristics of this phenomenon and those of the well-known alkali-silica reaction. Much of the data were obtained on concrete test specimens andare, therefore, considered to be of practical value also.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5583
NPARC number20378739
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