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Nijland, T.G. (author), Larbi, J.A. (author), Siemes, A.J.M. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
An overview is given of experience of alkali-silica reaction, ASR, in the Netherlands, reflecting on concrete mixes and aggregates involved, and the assessment of ASR affected structures. Recently published guidelines to prevent concrete damage due to ASR are introduced. These rely on limiting the effective amount of alkali available for...
conference paper 2003
Nijland, T.G. (author), Larbi, J.A. (author), van Hees, R.P.J. (author), Lubelli, B.A. (author), de Rooij, M.R. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
A microscopic survey of over 1000 of samples of concrete and masonry mortars from structures in the Netherlands shows that, in practice, self healing occurs in historic lime and lime – puzzolana mortars, in contrast to modern cement bound concretes and mortars. Self healing may be effected by the formation of either new Ca-carbonate, CaCO3, or...
conference paper 2007