RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports

Performance of Cement-Based Materials in Aggressive Aqueous Environments

State-of-the-Art Report, RILEM TC 211 - PAE

Editors: Alexander, Mark, Bertron, Alexandra, De Belie, Nele (Eds.)

  • Up to date information on concrete deterioration mechanisms
  • Test methods for assessing concrete deterioration in various aggressive environments
  • Modeling and analysis of concrete deterioration problems in aggressive environments
  • Engineering approaches to designing and constructing concrete structures in aggressive environments
  • Compilation of current knowledge from well-known experts in these fields
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Concrete and cement-based materials must operate in increasingly aggressive aqueous environments, which may be either natural or industrial.  These materials may suffer degradation in which ion addition and/or ion exchange reactions occur, leading to a breakdown of the matrix microstructure and consequent weakening.  Sometimes this degradation can be extremely rapid and serious such as in acidic environments, while in other cases degradation occurs over long periods.  Consequences of material failure are usually severe – adversely affecting the health and well-being of human communities and disturbing ecological balances. There are also large direct costs of maintaining and replacing deteriorated infrastructure and indirect costs from loss of production during maintenance work, which place a great burden on society.

The focus of this book is on addressing issues concerning performance of cement-based materials in aggressive aqueous environments , by way of this State-of-the-Art Report. The book represents the work of many well-known and respected authors who contributed chapters or parts of chapters. Four main themes were addressed: I. Nature and kinetics of degradation and deterioration mechanisms of cement-based materials in aggressive aqueous environments, II. Modelling of deterioration in such environments, III. Test methods to assess performance of cement-based materials in such environments, and which can be used to characterise and rate relative performance and inform long term predictions, IV. Engineering implications and consequences of deterioration in aggressive aqueous environments, and engineering approaches to the problem.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • General Introduction to Part I

    Bertron, Alexandra

    Pages 3-6

  • Sulfate Attack of Concrete

    Menéndez, Esperanza (et al.)

    Pages 7-74

  • Magnesium Attack of Cementitious Materials in Marine Environments

    Santhanam, Manu

    Pages 75-90

  • Leaching of Cementitious Materials by Pure Water and Strong Acids (HCl and HNO3)

    Duchesne, Josée (et al.)

    Pages 91-112

  • Ammonium Nitrate Attack on Cementitious Materials

    Escadeillas, Gilles

    Pages 113-130

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performance of Cement-Based Materials in Aggressive Aqueous Environments
Book Subtitle
State-of-the-Art Report, RILEM TC 211 - PAE
Editors
  • Mark Alexander
  • Alexandra Bertron
  • Nele De Belie
Series Title
RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
RILEM
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5413-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5413-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5412-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9839-7
Series ISSN
2213-204X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 464
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