This standard is issued under the fixed designation C ; the number immediately 1 This test method is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee C09 on. All the Controls products ASTM C standard. Enter now!. Test Methods – ASTM C Potential Reactivity of Cement Aggregate Combinations. ▫. High alkali cement used to make mortar bars. ▫. Length change tested at.

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Insignificant expansion may result when potentially deleteriously reactive siliceous rocks are present in comparatively high proportion even when a high-alkali cement is used.

Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Also, significant expansion may occur rarely in the test for reasons other than alkali-aggregate reaction, particularly the presence of sulfates in the aggregate that produce a sulfate attack upon the cement paste, ferrous sulfides pyrite, marcasite, or pyrrhotite that oxidize and hydrate with the astmm of sulfate, and materials such as free lime CaO or free magnesia MgO in the cement or aggregate that progressively hydrate and carbonate.

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Data correlating the results of tests performed using this test method with performance of cement-aggregate combinations in concrete in service, results of petrographic examination of aggregates Guide Cand results of tests for potential reactivity of aggregates by chemical methods have been published in Test Method C and should be consulted in connection with the use of results of tests performed using this test method as the basis for conclusions and recommendations concerning the use of cement-aggregate combinations in concrete.


This may occur because the alkali-silica reaction products are characterized by an alkali to silica ratio that is so low as to minimize uptake of water and swelling, or because of alkali leaching from the bars see section on containers.

The results of tests performed using this method furnish information on the likelihood that a cement-aggregate combination is potentially capable of harmful alkali-silica reactivity with f227 deleterious expansion of concrete. Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. When expansions in excess of those given in the Appendix of Specification C33 are shown in results of tests performed using this test method, it is strongly recommended that supplementary information be developed to confirm that the expansion is actually due to alkali reactivity.

When 2c27 has been concluded from the results qstm tests performed using this test method and supplementary information as outlined that a given cement-aggregate combination should be considered potentially deleteriously reactive, additional studies may be appropriate to develop information on the potential reactivity of other c22 containing the same cement with other aggregates, the same aggregate with other cements, or the same cement-aggregate combination with a mineral admixture.

Criteria to determine potential deleterious alkali-silica reactivity of cement-aggregate combinations from the results of this test method have been given in the Appendix of Specification C Two types of alkali reactivity of aggregates are recognized: Sources of such supplementary information include: Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.


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Dolomitic aggregates that are deleteriously affected by the alkali-carbonate reaction when employed as course aggregate in concrete may not produce notable expansion in this test method. The method is not recommended as a means to detect the latter reaction because expansions produced in the mortar-bar test by the alkali-carbonate reaction see Test Method C are generally much less than those produced by the alkali-silica reaction for combinations having equally harmful effects in service.

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