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Standards for Evaluating the Susceptibility of Cement-Based Materials to External Sulfate Attack.


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Clifton, J. R.; Frohnsdorff, G. J. C.; Ferraris, C. F.

Materials Science of Concrete: Sulfate Attack Mechanisms, Special Volume. Proceedings. October 5-6, 1998, Quebec, Canada, American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH, 337-355 pp, 1999.

Keywords:

cements; concretes; performance standards; prescriptive standards; sulfate attack; test methods

Abstract:

In this paper, the current status of standards 1) for specifying cement-based materials to prevent deleterious reactions with external sulfates, and 2) for predicting the performance of concrete exposed to external sulfates, is reviewed. The applicability and reliability of these standards are discussed and deficiencies in them noted. Recommendations for the development of improved standard test methods are presented.