Journal article

The structural behaviours of steel reinforced geopolymer concrete beams: An experimental and numerical investigation

DQ Pham, TN Nguyen, ST Le, TT Pham, TD Ngo

Structures | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021

Abstract

The environmental impact of traditional Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) concrete is a significant problem that requires urgent solutions in the construction industry. The development of geopolymer concrete is one of the most significant breakthroughs in the process of replacing OPC concrete. Through comprehensive experimental and numerical analyses, this study investigates the structural behaviours of large-scale steel reinforced geopolymer concrete beams (GCBs) made from low-calcium fly ash and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS). Firstly, small-scale experiments were carried out to investigate the effects of water/binder and activator/binder ratios on the mechanical properties of g..

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