Journal article

Performance of sustainable concretes containing very high volume Class-F fly ash and ground granulated blast furnace slag

Aliakbar Gholampour, Togay Ozbakkaloglu

Journal of Cleaner Production | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017


In recent years, with the aim of lowering the environmental impact of concrete, the partial replacement of cement in concrete with fly ash (FA) and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) has received significant attention. This paper presents the first experimental study on the properties of concrete containing ternary binders with high volume Class-F FA and GGBS partially replacing cement up to 90%. A total of 15 batches of concrete were manufactured with binary and ternary binders based on FA, GGBS, and cement. Experimental tests were performed to establish the density, workability, compressive strength, elastic modulus, flexural strength, splitting tensile strength, and water absorpt..

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Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China through Grant No. 51650110495 and the University of Adelaide through a Research Excellence Grant awarded to the second author. The authors thank Messrs. Lim and Schiller for completing the tests reported in this paper as part of their Master's thesis and Messrs. Zheng and Gu for their assistance with the analysis of the test results. The authors also thank Adelaide Brighton Cement Ltd. for their donation of the FA and ground granulated blast furnace slag used in this study.