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And shake these, either individually or mixed in known proportions, with an excess of water, and periodically remove filtered aliquots of the aqueous phase for chemical analysis. This procedure enables the system to be well defined chemically, but such simulants have too simple a chemistry to reproduce the salient features of real cements. In these laboratory simulants, the aqueous solutions will be strongly alkaline, but their alkalinity will be controlled primarily by the solubility of Ca2+.
Not surprisingly, therefore, SiO2 occurs both ‘free’, that is as a solid crystalline oxide from which other essential elements are absent, as well as in silicates, in which silicon and oxygen are combined with other elements, of which aluminium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, iron and hydrogen are the most important. Much of the concern centres on the nature of the free SiO 2 phase. In nature, SiO 2 occurs mainly as the mineral quartz. Its atomic structure and physical properties are well known: it contains a basic building block which is a unit having silicon at the centre of a tetrahedron of four oxygens; the four Si–O bonds are semicovalent.
1981) Expansion due to alkali-silica reaction and the influence of pulverised fuel ash. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on AlkaliAggregate Reaction in Concrete, S252/30, pp. 1–10. 37. E. (1978) An attempt to predict the maximum forces that could be generated by alkali-silica reaction. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Effects of Alkalis in Cement and Concrete, pp. 363–365. 38. S. J. (1981) On the physics and chemistry of alkali-silica reactions. Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on AlkaliAggregate Reaction in Concrete, S252/22, pp.
Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete by R. N. Swamy