Date of Award

2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Sc.

Department

Geology

First Advisor

Hudec, P.

Keywords

Engineering, Civil.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to control or reduce concrete deterioration due to alkali-silica reaction (ASR) by using waste glass. The objectives were to find out the grain size, amount, and type of glass that would most reduce the ASR expansion, and to maintain or improve the compressive strength of mortars. Spratt and Sudbury, the Ontario's ASR expansive aggregates, were used for making the mortar mixtures. Colored and clear waste glasses were collected, water washed, and crushed to the sizes, according to the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario, (MTO)'s lab manual (LS-620), for the accelerated mortar bar test method. Mortar mixtures were designed with respect to the particle (grain) size and type, and the mass proportion of glass, which was replaced or added to particular aggregate sieve fractions. The experiment was carried out in three main stages. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Earth Sciences. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2000 .G53. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0550. Adviser: Peter P. Hudec. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2000.

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