Utilizing Petrography to identify deterioration mechanisim in hardend concrete


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Dan discusses the techniques used for identifying rock pore configuration, area/volume ratio, fracture index, fracture density and width and pore throat coordination number. He demonstrates that when light combined with ordinary polaroid, the cast thin section can be used for determining the types and occurrences of frame grains, matrix, cement, and other sensitive minerals.

  • Background
  • Applicable standards
  • Identifying ASR, DET and Sulfate Attack

Dan Cikierski: 
MSc - Geoscience (University of Iowa): Concrete/Aggregate Services Manager at Western Geotechnical & Laboratory Services

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Total viewing time - 19 min