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Content DescriptionInformation that is currently available on alkali-aggregate reactivity (AAR), including alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) and alkali-carbonate reactivity (ACR) is summarized in the report. Chapters are included that provide an overview of the nature of ASR and ACR reactions, means to avoid the deleterious effects of each reaction, methods of testing for potential expansion of aggregates and cement-aggregate combinations, measures to prevent deleterious reactions, and recommendations for evaluation and repair of existing structures. Keywords: aggregates; alkali-aggregate reactivity; alkali-carbonate reactivity; alkali-silica reactivity; concrete; concrete distress; concrete durability.
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