Material properties of structurally viable alkali-activated fly ash concrete

Aleksandra Radlińska, Joseph R. Yost, Michael J. Salera

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As the concern for the environment and need for sustainable construction practices continues to grow, development of portland cement-free binders is gaining wide interest in the concrete research and engineering community responsible for design and construction of civil infrastructure. In this work, microstructural (as determined by quantitative X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive spectroscopy techniques) and material properties of alkali-activated fly ash concrete were evaluated to verify the material's performance and structural viability. Results show that the heatcured products of reaction of fly ash in an aqueous alkaline solution form a concrete binder with adequate design properties and promising durability aspects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1456-1464
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials


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