Report No. : GEO Report No. 145

Report Title : The Use of Accelerated Mortar Bar Test Methods for Assessment of Alkali-aggregate Reactivity of Aggregate in Hong Kong (2004), 24 p.

Author : K.K. Liu & W.H. Tam


This report briefly describes the types and mechanisms of the alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR). It also covers the use of different accelerated mortar bar test (AMBT) methods by the Public Works Central Laboratory (PWCL) of the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO), Civil Engineering Department (CED), for assessing the AAR potential of aggregate in Hong Kong and the conclusions and recommendations drawn.

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