Classification of the Deterioration of Concrete Based on Mechanism

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Title: Classification of the Deterioration of Concrete Based on Mechanism

Author(s): Sandor Popovics

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 100

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 131-142

Keywords: abrasion; acidity; alkali-aggregate reactions; concretes; concrete durability; cracking (fracturing); deterioration; exposure; freeze-thaw durability; leaching; portland cements; sulfate attack; General

Date: 4/1/1987

Abstract:
Deteriorations that may occur during the service life of a concrete structure are divided into six classes based on the underlying mechanisms. General aspects of concrete deterioration and the description of mechanisms for the six classes as well as subclasses form the major portion of the paper.