Properties of Slag-Fly Ash Blended Geopolymer Concrete Reinforced with Hybrid Glass Fibers

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Abstract

Geopolymer concrete is typically characterized by a brittle behavior and limited crack resistance. This study evaluates the performance of ambient-cured slag-fly ash blended geopolymer concrete reinforced with glass fibers. Two types of glass fibers were used exclusively or as a hybrid combination. The workability of glass fiber-reinforced geopolymer concrete was assessed using the slump, compaction factor, and vebe time. The compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, and modulus of elasticity were used to characterize the mechanical properties, while water absorption, sorptivity, abrasion resistance, and ultrasonic pulse velocity were employed in evaluating the durability. Experimental results showed that the slump and compaction factor decreased by up to 75% and 18%, respectively, with glass fiber addition but less significantly in mixes reinforced with hybrid fiber combinations. Meanwhile, the vebe time increased by up to 43%. Hybrid glass fibers led to superior mechanical and durability properties compared to plain mixes and those reinforced with a single type of glass fiber, even at higher volume fractions. The compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, and modulus of elasticity increased by up to 77%, 60%, and 85%, respectively. While the water absorption decreased by up to 42%, the sorptivity, abrasion resistance, and ultrasonic pulse velocity increased by up to 67%, 38%, and 280%, respectively. Analytical regression models were established to predict the mechanical and durability characteristics of glass fiber-reinforced slag-fly ash blended geopolymer concrete and were compared to those of design codes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1114
JournalBuildings
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022

Keywords

  • analytical models
  • fly ash
  • geopolymer
  • glass fibers
  • hybrid
  • performance evaluation
  • slag

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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