An innovative light weight composite panel system for high speed modular construction
Grant number: LP140100504 | Funding period: 2015 - 2019
This project aims to develop an innovative composite panel system using aerated geopolymer and a thin high strength steel casing. The new panel system aims to have a number of significant enhancements compared to traditional panels in terms of load resistance, much lower carbon footprint and life-cycle costs. It aims to offer desirable properties, such as being light-weight, easy to construct, economical, recyclable and reusable. A significant gap in knowledge exists in the material and system behaviour of the aerated geopolymer and its fire performance. It is intended that a comprehensive research program will be carried out to address those challenges and to provide design guidelines to ra..View full description
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Experimental study into the behaviour of profiled composite walls under combined axial and thermal loadings
Quang X Le, Vinh TN Dao, José L Torero, Tuan D Ngo
Profiled composite walls (PCWs) are regularly used in construction because they provide enhanced ductility, shear resistance and d..
Examination of alkali-activated material nanostructure during thermal treatment
Brant Walkley, Alireza Kashani, Marc-Antoine Sani, Tuan D Ngo, Priyan Mendis
The key nanostructural changes occurring in a series of alkali-activated materials (AAM) based on blends of slag and fly ash precu..
Creep properties of cement and alkali activated fly ash materials using nanoindentation technique
Hyuk Lee, Vanissorn Vimonsatit, Prinya Chindaprasirt, Ngo Tuan, Priyan Mendis
This paper presents creep properties of cement and alkali activated fly ash (AAFA) paste and mortar determined from statistical an..
Thermal performance of calcium-rich alkali-activated materials: A microstructural and mechanical study
Alireza Kashani, Tuan D Ngo, Brant Walkley, Priyan Mendis
The effects of Si/Al, Na/Al and water/solids ratios on thermal performance of alkali-activated materials (AAM) based on fly ash-sl..
Pore characteristics in one-part mix geopolymers foamed by H2O2: The impact of mix design
Ailar Hajimohammadi, Tuan Ngo, Priyan Mendis, Tuan Nguyen, Alireza Kashani, Jannie SJ van Deventer
In geopolymers foamed by H2O2, it is important to consider the impact of mix design on both geopolymerisation reaction and the H2O..
Investigation of strength and hydration characteristics in nano-silica incorporated cement paste
Madhuwanthi Rupasinghe, Rackel San Nicolas, Priyan Mendis, Massoud Sofi, Ngo Tuan
A hydration model for Portland cement pastes modified with nano-silica in partial substitution is formulated based on the nucleati..
A sustainable application of recycled tyre crumbs as insulator in lightweight cellular concrete
Alireza Kashani, Duc Ngo Tuan, Priyan Mendis, Jay R Black, Ailar Hajimohammadi
End-of-life waste tyres are known to have negative economic and environmental impacts due to the difficulty associated with their ..
Alkali activated slag foams: The effect of the alkali reaction on foam characteristics
Ailar Hajimohammadi, Tuan Ngo, Priyan Mendis, Alireza Kashani, Jannie SJ van Deventer
The effect of the alkali activation reaction on the characteristics of slag-based foams made by the mechanical foaming technique i..