A Design Mix Procedure and Durability Evaluation of Ggbfs & Fly Ash Based Geo-Polymer Concrete

A Design Mix Procedure and Durability Evaluation of Ggbfs & Fly Ash Based Geo-Polymer Concrete

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Volume-70 Issue-11
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : B. S. Pruthviraj, Shrishail B Anadinni
DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I11P219

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B. S. Pruthviraj, Shrishail B Anadinni, "A Design Mix Procedure and Durability Evaluation of Ggbfs & Fly Ash Based Geo-Polymer Concrete," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 70, no. 11, pp. 178-186, 2022. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I11P219

In this research paper, a clear effort has been made to develop a step-by-step design mix procedure for GPC (Geo-Polymer Concrete) using ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) and fly ash with a 50:50 ratio replacing cement completely with alkaline solution ratio kept at 1:2.1 with a molarity of 8M. Compression and tensile strength for 7 and 28 days for M40 GPC were recorded high as46.29Mpa and 4.88Mpa for 7 days and 56.46Mpa and 5.08Mpa for 28 days. For durability evaluation, M20 and M40 grades were chosen, and specimens were exposed to5% sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and ammonium sulphate solutions for 28 days. Test specimens of 150mm cubes were cast and cured at ambient temperature for a period of 28 days. The loss in compressive strength for a 5% acidic attack in M40 GPC for 28 days was 12.92% and 31.81% for M20 GPC, respectively, making M40 superior to M20 grade. The loss in compressive strength for a 5% sulphate attack in M40 GPC for 28 days was 3.29% and 2.86% for M20 GPC. Similarly, the loss in compressive strength for a 5% chloride attack in M40 GPC for 28 days was 2.07% and 1.37% for M20 GPC, respectively.

Design mix, Durability assessment, Fly ash, GGBFS, Geo-polymer concrete.

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