Durability Team Investigates a Big Dam Problem

September 13, 2017

Researchers from the CSHub, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Oregon State University (OSU) have teamed up on a project to address several concrete durability issues, including alkali-silica reaction (ASR). The team visited the Mactaquac Dam in New Brunswick, Canada, during a meeting in August. Impacted by ASR, the Mactaquac Dam has swelled some 9 to 12 inches in height since it was constructed 50 years ago. Cracking is visible throughout the structure, but the issues extend well beyond the concrete. Read more on the MIT News Site