Study on Strength of Geopolymer Concrete in Ambient Curing

Authors(2) :-M. Poojidha, K. Nirmal Kumar

Geopolymer concrete technology has the potential to reduce globally the carbon emission and lead to a sustainable development and growth of the concrete industry. The influence of alkaline activators on the strength and durability properties has been studied. Sodium Hydroxide is available in plenty and Sodium hydroxides, both were added by the 1:2.5 ratio as alkaline activators along with sodium silicate at varying temperature in the preparation of geopolymer concrete. Fly ash was procured from a local thermal power station. Durability test were performed. The results indicate that the combination of the above constituents at ambient curing has a positive impact on the strength and durability properties of geopolymer concrete.

Authors and Affiliations

M. Poojidha
Department of Civil Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, India
K. Nirmal Kumar
Department of Civil Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, India

Geopolymer, concrete, fly ash, alkaline solution, ambient curing, durability test.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 2 | March-April 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 318-321
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173297
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

M. Poojidha, K. Nirmal Kumar, " Study on Strength of Geopolymer Concrete in Ambient Curing, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.318-321, March-April-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET173297

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