Experimental Investigation of Geopolymer Concrete Using Fly Ash and GGBS

Authors(3) :-Y. Dwaraka, T. Naresh Kumar, S. Vinay Babu

This experimental study was undertaken to study the strength characteristics of Geo-polymer concrete. This experiment involves study to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by implementing use of alternative material to cement. Five to eight percent of the world's man- made greenhouse gas emissions is from the cement industry itself. It is an established fact that the greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 80% in Geo-polymer concrete compared to conventional Portland cement manufacturing, as it does not involve carbonate burns etc. Thus Geo-polymer based Concrete is highly environment friendly and the same time it can be made a high-performance concrete. In the present study, 100% replacement of conventional ordinary Portland cement is made by using ASTM class F fly ash, Ground granulated blast furnace slag and catalytic liquids (or AAS) to prepare Geo-polymer concrete mixes. In our present study we evaluated strength characteristics of Geo polymer concrete by varying the molar concentration (6M, 8M, and 10M) and varying percentage of binding material. The work has been done to structural specimen like cylinders and cubes and evaluated compressive, split tensile strength for different binding material proportions and solution concentration.

Authors and Affiliations

Y. Dwaraka
Department of Civil Engineering, AITS Rajampet, Andhra Pradesh, India
T. Naresh Kumar
Department of Civil Engineering, AITS Rajampet, Andhra Pradesh, India
S. Vinay Babu
Department of civil Engineering, GPCET-Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India

Geo-polymer concrete, Fly ash, Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS), alkaline activator, compressive strength, Split tensile strength.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 122-127
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173128
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Y. Dwaraka, T. Naresh Kumar, S. Vinay Babu, " Experimental Investigation of Geopolymer Concrete Using Fly Ash and GGBS, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.122-127, January-February-2017. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST173128
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST173128

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