Effect of Na2SiO3/Naoh on the Compressive Strength of Inorganic Polymer Concrete Mixed with Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) At Ambient Condition
1Venkata Ramana Gupta*, Research scholar, Acharya NVasugi.K, School of Mechanical and Building Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai , India.
2Dr.S..Elavenil, School of Mechanical and Building Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai , India.
Manuscript received on November 14, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 25 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 1222-1228 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4844119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4844.129219
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Abstract: This paper aims to investigate the influence of alkaline activators solution i.e, Na2SiO3 / NaOH on compressive strength of geopolymer concrete mixed with Ground Granulated Blast furnace slag (GGBS) for constant molarity 8 M. The ratio of alkali to binder ratio is taken as 0.5 and the ratio of Na2SiO3 / NaOH is 2.5. The geopolymer mix is based on pervious sutdies. As per Indian standard size moulds for the cube, cylinder and prism are cast, cured and tested.The specimens were tested for fresh concrete properties such as slump cone test and hardened properties such as compressive strength for cubes, split tensile strength for cylinders and flexural strength for prism different days of curing under ambient temperature. Also, a microstructural study is done by using Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) for the tested sample. It is found from the test results that, with the aid of alumino-silicate solution, early strength is achieved by geopolymer concrete within 7 days under ambient condition due to the presence of ground granulated slag.
Keywords: Ambient Temperature, Geopolymer Concrete, Strength, SEM and EDX Analysis
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering