Journal article

Utilization of Alkali-Activated Fly Ash for Construction of Deep Mixed Columns in Loose Sands

Alireza Mohammadinia, Mahdi M Disfani, David Conomy, Arul Arulrajah, Suksun Horpibulsuk, Stephen Darmawan

Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering | American Society of Civil Engineers | Published : 2019

Abstract

Results of optimization of an alternative alkali-activated binder (AAB) system based on two industrial waste products found in abundance in Australia, namely fly ash (FA) and granulated blast furnace slag (S), are presented. Early strength development of low-calcium alkali-activated precursors has typically been found to be insufficient for field applications or highly dependent on impractical curing conditions. S can be used effectively to initiate FA bond development without requiring high-temperature curing conditions. The AAB presented was found to exhibit comparable 7- and 28-day strength to cement treated samples, in addition to providing a reduction in vertical shrinkage. AAB exhibite..

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