Assessment of highway pavement concrete suffering from alkali-silica reaction: case study




Alkali-silica reaction, Concrete, Aggregate, Petrographic analysis, Microstructure


After 15 years of exploitation, numerous instances of damage to the concrete pavement motorway located in northern Germany were observed. Detailed macro and microscopic analysis and determination of mechanical properties were performed on the collected cores. It was found that cracks in the coarse and fine aggregate resulted from advanced alkali-silica reaction. No impact of de-icing agents on the destruction of the concrete pavement was found, while attention was paid to the potential intensification of concrete degradation resulting from the increase in traffic on motorways. The results obtained are a detailed supplement to the German research, as this region (Rostock) has not been analysed before.


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Jóźwiak-Niedźwiedzka, D. ., & Antolik, A. . (2022). Assessment of highway pavement concrete suffering from alkali-silica reaction: case study. Materiales De Construcción, 72(348), e299.



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Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Grant numbers 2021/41/N/ST8/03799