Research Brief: Simulating the Formation of ASR Gels

April 24, 2019

Alkali-silica-reaction (ASR) is a significant cause of premature concrete deterioration. While it has recieved significant scholarly attention, questions still remain about how the ASR gel can crack the concrete matrix. To develop a means of better understanding this gel, researchers at CSHub sought a basic understanding of it at the atomic scale. Their findings are summarized in this brief