Journal article

Engineering properties of inorganic polymer concretes (IPCs)

M Sofi, JSJ van Deventer, PA Mendis, GC Lukey

CEMENT AND CONCRETE RESEARCH | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

This paper presents the engineering properties of inorganic polymer concretes (IPCs) with a compressive strength of 50 MPa. The study includes a determination of the modulus of elasticity, Poisson's ratio, compressive strength, and the splitting tensile strength and flexural strength of IPCs, formulated using three different sources of Class-F fly ash. Six IPC mix designs were adopted to evaluate the effects of the inclusion of coarse aggregates and granulated blast furnace slag into the mixes. A total of 90 cylindrical and 24 small beam specimens were investigated, and all tests were carried out pursuant to the relevant Australian Standards. Although some variability between the mixes was o..

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