Workability and Flexural Behavior of Geopolymer Lightweight Concrete using Industrial By-products

Authors(3) :-Pradeep H R, Shashishankar A, B R Niranjan

In this research paper, an attempt has been made to develop the geopolymer lightweight concrete using the industrial by-products such as fly ash class-C, GGBFS, PS sand and sintered fly ash aggregates to achieve the required workability and strength. The use of fly ash and GGBFS in different ratios as binder material were studied in this work. The geopolymer lightweight concrete was developed at ambient curing. The liquid – binder ratio was maintained at 0.4 for all the mix under study. The workability of concrete was measured with help of slump cone test, compaction factor test and flow test using inverted slump cone. The workability test results indicate the present geopolymer concrete under study can be termed as self-compacting and self-levelling concrete. The density of this concrete was in the range of 1740Kg/m3 to 1840Kg/m3. The higher the GGBFS content better is the workability and density. The compressive and flexural strength developed in geopolymer concrete after 28 days of curing is in the range of 27 Mpa to 43 Mpa and 5 Mpa to 8 Mpa respectively. Hence this Lightweight Geopolymer concrete can be produced with required workability and strength. This green concrete utilization in large scale can reduce the cost of the building.

Authors and Affiliations

Pradeep H R
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, AMC Engineering College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Shashishankar A
Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, AMC Engineering College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
B R Niranjan
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, UVCE, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Geopolymer, Class – C Fly ash, GGBFS, PS Sand, Sintered Fly ash Aggregates, Flexure, Workability

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 6 | July-August 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-08-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 167-172
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173643
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

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

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Pradeep H R, Shashishankar A, B R Niranjan, " Workability and Flexural Behavior of Geopolymer Lightweight Concrete using Industrial By-products", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.167-172, July-August-2017.
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