EFFECT OF GGBFS AND MICRO-SILICA ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, SHRINKAGE AND MICROSTRUCTURE OF ALKALI-ACTIVATED FLY ASH MORTAR

Authors

  • Yuyun Tajunnisa
  • Masaaki Sugimoto
  • Takahiro Uchinuno
  • Takahiro Sato
  • Yoshinori Toda
  • Arisa Hamasaki
  • Toru Yoshinaga
  • Kenji Shida
  • Mitsuhiro Shigeishi

Keywords:

Slag., Micro silica, Alkali-activatedfly ash, Geopolymer, Shrinkage, Mechanical properties

Abstract

Performance of drying shrinkage, flow rate, mechanical properties, and microstructure of three materials -alkali-activated fly ash (FA);ground granulated blast-furnaced slag (GGBFS); and un-densified micro-silica (M) are investigated.Mixtures used herein are referred to as AAM – alkali activated materials – of four types according to composition: AAM-IV, AAM-V, AAM-VI and AAM-VII(note: types 1 through 3 were investigated in previous research) with corresponding mixture FA, GGBFS and M ratios of 47.5/47.5/5, 45/45/10, 42.5/42.5/15, 40/40/20 by weight percentage.The AAM samples were air-cured under a sealed condition for 6 days followed by unsealed curing up to the test at 18-20° C and a low relative humidity of 30-50%. The samples AAM-IV through VII were composed of a progressive decrease of fly ash and GGBFS and an increase in M content. Results show that flow rate and compressive strength increased from AAM-IV to AAM-VI; contrarily, it decreasedinAAM-VII. Both flexural strength – a positive aspect - and drying shrinkage – negative as it leads to cracking - increased in all samples. Incorporation of both GGBFS and M in alkali-activated fly ash mortar was found to improve performance compared to that incorporated solely of GGBFS in alkali-activated fly ash.The incorporation of Mof certain values improves strength and flowabilityof AAM; conversely,it results in a higher drying shrinkage value, which leads toincreased cracking.SEM and XRD results confirm theseresults. Unreacted particles of AAM-VI and AAM-VII appear to act as a ‘micro-aggregate,’ resulting in increased compressive and flexural strength.

 

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2017-11-30

How to Cite

Yuyun Tajunnisa, Masaaki Sugimoto, Takahiro Uchinuno, Takahiro Sato, Yoshinori Toda, Arisa Hamasaki, Toru Yoshinaga, Kenji Shida, & Mitsuhiro Shigeishi. (2017). EFFECT OF GGBFS AND MICRO-SILICA ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, SHRINKAGE AND MICROSTRUCTURE OF ALKALI-ACTIVATED FLY ASH MORTAR. GEOMATE Journal, 13(39), 87–94. Retrieved from https://geomatejournal.com/geomate/article/view/2914

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