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External Sulphate Attack – Field Aspects and Lab Tests

RILEM Final Workshop of TC 251-SRT (Madrid - SPAIN, 2018)

  • Esperanza Menéndez
  • Véronique Baroghel-Bouny
Conference proceedings

Part of the RILEM Bookseries book series (RILEM, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Field Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. Menéndez, R. García-Rovés, B. Aldea, Y. Salem
      Pages 15-30
  3. Combination of Actions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. L. R. Santillan, Y. A. Villagrán Zaccardi, C. J. Zega
      Pages 45-51
  4. Testing and Parameters of Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. E. Menéndez, B. Aldea, M. Formoso, R. García-Roves, S. Ruiz, J. de Frutos
      Pages 55-70
    3. S. Boudache, E. Rozière, A. Loukili, H. Colina
      Pages 71-80
    4. F. Aguayo, O. J. Funez, T. Drimalas, K. J. Folliard, R. D. Lute
      Pages 93-105
    5. K. Lipus
      Pages 107-120
    6. S. Meulenyzer, B. Huet, H. Raqen, F. Bégaud, N. N. Bui, M. Vandamme et al.
      Pages 121-136
  5. Mitigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. D. J. De Souza, M. H. F. Medeiros, J. Hoppe, L. F. M. Sanchez
      Pages 139-151

About these proceedings


This volume gathers contributions from the final workshop of the RILEM TC-251-SRT "Sulfate Resistance Testing" on External Sulfate Attack (TESA 2018), held on May 24-25, 2018 at IETcc-CSIC, Madrid, Spain. One of the Technical Committee’s main events, it addressed various aspects of external sulfate attack in concrete structures and test methods. The workshop promoted technical discussions and debates on ideas on these topics, with a focus on evaluating the resistance of concrete exposed to ESA. It also provided a forum for participants from around the globe to share their experiences and research on concrete structures affected by external sulfate attack and on test methods. The book discusses the latest advances in research related to ESA and new developments in test methods, and features real-world case studies of concrete structures affected by external sulfate attack in various countries. It also presents new studies linking field cases and lab tests, including 12 contributions on 3 main themes: mechanisms of alteration in external sulfate attack; field aspects of external sulfate attack; and testing to evaluate the resistance of concrete to external sulfate attack.


RILEM Sulfate resistance testing Thermodynamic and kinetics aspects in ESA Prevention of ESA Dam concretes Secondary gypsum, ettringite, and thaumasite

Editors and affiliations

  • Esperanza Menéndez
    • 1
  • Véronique Baroghel-Bouny
    • 2
  1. 1.IETcc-CSICInstitute of Construction Sciences Eduardo TorrojaMadridSpain
  2. 2.IFSTTARMarne-la-ValléeFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title External Sulphate Attack – Field Aspects and Lab Tests
  • Book Subtitle RILEM Final Workshop of TC 251-SRT (Madrid - SPAIN, 2018)
  • Editors Esperanza Menéndez
    Véronique Baroghel-Bouny
  • Series Title RILEM Bookseries
  • Series Abbreviated Title RILEM Bookseries
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information RILEM 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-20330-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-20333-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-20331-3
  • Series ISSN 2211-0844
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-0852
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 163
  • Number of Illustrations 26 b/w illustrations, 117 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Building Materials
    Structural Materials
    Solid Mechanics
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