A review on mixture design methods for geopolymer concrete

Li, Ning and Shi, Caijun and Zhang, Zuhua and Wang, Hao and Liu, Yiwei (2019) A review on mixture design methods for geopolymer concrete. Composites Part B: Engineering, 178 (Article 107490). ISSN 1359-8368


Abstract

Geopolymer concretes (GPCs) can be produced by chemical activation of industrial by-products and processed natural minerals that contain aluminosilicate. There have been a few demonstrative constructions built using of GPCs as a greener alternative choice to Portland cement concrete (PCC); unfortunately, there is no standard or specification of guidelines for the design of GPC mixtures. This is partially because of so many variables affecting GPC manufacture, such as the property of raw materials, type and dosage of activator and curing scheme. Despite the fact of convention of building industry, the lack of proper mixture design method limits the wide acceptance of GPC in industry. In this paper, a review on currently reported mixture design methods of GPC prepared with slag and fly ash is presented. The various methods are classified into three categories: target strength method, performance-based method, and statistical factorial model method. The difference in the procedures, advantages and disadvantages among those methods are discussed. It is recommended that a proper design method should be chosen according to actual production situation and performance requirement of GPC.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 03:55
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 02:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geopolymer concrete, Mixture design, Performance, Compressive strength, Statistical factorial model
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107490
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37687

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