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- Effect of strain rate on strength properties of low-calcium fly-ash-based geopolymer mortar under dry condition
- Khandelwal, Manoj; Ranjith, P. G.; Pan, Zhu; Sanjayan, J. G.
- This paper presents the mechanical and elastic properties of inorganic polymer mortar under varying strain rates. The study includes a determination of the compressive strength, modulus of elasticity and Poisson's ratio at 0.001, 0.005, 0.01 and 0.05 mm/s strain rate. A total of 21 cylindrical specimens having 100 mm length and 50 mm diameter were investigated, and all tests were carried out pursuant to the relevant Australian Standards. Although some variability between the mixes was observed, the results show that, in most cases, the engineering properties of geopolymer mortar compare favourably to those predicted by the relevant Australian Standards for concrete mixtures. It was found that the change in the strain rate causes different behaviour related to the percentage of the ultimate load. The ultimate strength, Young's modulus and Poisson's ratio of the geopolymer mortar depend on the strain rate. It was also found that as the strain rate increases, mechanical and elastic properties of geopolymer mortar substantially increase in logarithmic manner.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
- Arabian Journal of Geosciences, (article in press)
- Publication year
- 2013 (in press)
- FOR Code(s)
- 0403 Geology
- Elastic properties; Geopolymer mortar; Strain rate; Ultimate strength
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © Saudi Society for Geosciences 2012.
- Peer reviewed